>From: "Searles O'Dubhain" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2006 12:41 PM
>Subject: Re: The Irish version of the Historia Britonum of Nennius
>While further researching this matter, I kept getting pulled to the idea
>that "barc dibeirgi" is a reference to Trostan, the Pictish Druid, and the
>five other sages who were mentioned to be with him in these histories were
>said to have been given lands in Breaga by Eremon.
That does seem to align with the text. Those are probably the
six druids who remained in Ireland.
24. - The Cruithnians settled themselves
On the lands of the three plains,
28. - For to them spake Erimon
That out of Eri they should go,
36. - There remained of them behind in Ealga,
With many artificers and warriors,
Who settled in Breagh-magh,
Six demon-like druids.
>A ship or boat-like
>tructure of land is one of the definitions of "barc" in DIL and
>specifically mentions places like Brug na Bóinnd, Barc Crimthainn Nia
>Nair, Long ingine Forand, Long ná Laech, Barc Ban mbáeth, etc., in this
>context. Maybe this is a reference to Druidic uses of the Brughs?
Perhaps. A ship or boat-like structure on land conforms to the
definition mentioned in another post: dwelling. A roof structure
that resembles an inverted boat. The connection to brughs is
interesting... though the meaning of "barc dibeirgi" is still unclear.