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    By a place, as táncadar rompa do Luimneach, ocus do Chuaille Chepain a n-Echtge, ocus do Loch na bo girre, rir a n-abarthar Loch Gréine, "they came on by Limerick, by Cuaille Chepain in Echtge, and by Loch na bo girre, which is called Loch Greine," Book of Lismore, fol. 199. In this sentence the do would be made de at present throughout the diocese of Ossory.
    By, denoting the instrument, means, &c., as iar n-a g-cur do Ghréin ghruadh-sholuis a rachdaibh broc, "after their having been transformed into the shapes of badgers by Grian of the bright cheek."

    John O'Donovan, 1845

    Detail from Johnston map of Ireland, 1861.
    Above: detail from Johnston map of Ireland, 1861.
    Map © Cartography Associates, from the Rumsey Collection.

    Left: detail from satellite photo (click for larger version).

    Charon (MIT Project) 1989, James Coleman ©