This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 Excerpt: ... (one of the Fitzgeralds), who soon afterwards went to England. Ireland. The Firbolgs, who were defeated and dispossessed by the Danans, having assisted the Milesians in the conquest of the Danans, were in consequence restored by the Milesians to a great part of their former possessions, particularly in Connaught, in which province they were ruled by their own kings of the Firbolg race for more than a thousand years, and down to the third century, when the Milesian kings of the race of Heremon became chief rulers of Connaught. The Firbolgs appear to have been an athletic race, and those of Irros Domhnan, in Mayo, in the early ages, about the commencement of the Christian era, are described in O'Flaherty's Ogygia, under the name of Gamanradians, as celebrated champions and wrestlers. The Clanna Morna of Connaught, under their chief, Goll, son of Morna, are also celebrated in the Ossianic poems and ancient annals, as famous warriors in the third century. Many of the Firbolg or Firdomnian race are still to be found in Connaught, but blended by blood and intermarriages with the Milesians. The ancient city called Nagnata by the Greek geographer, Ptolemy, in the second century, in his map of Ireland, is supposed to have been situated near Sligo; but, according to others, near Gal way. Cormae, the celebrated monarch of Ireland, in the third century, as stated in O'Flaherty's Ogygia, and the book of Ballymote, was born In Corran, at the place called Ath-Cormaie, or the Ford of Cormae, near Keis Corran, in Sligo, and hence was called Cormac of Corran. The territory of North Connaught is connected In a remarkable manner with the mission of St. Patrick in Ireland. Coill Fochladh, or the Forest of Fochuth, in Tir Amhalgaidh, now Tyrawley, in the county of Mayo, Is ment...
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