On Tue, 28 Dec 2010 17:48:38 +0000, Elizabeth McNicholas
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> Dear all,
>I am undertaking some research on watery places and I am looking for
information about the river Brosna.
There are a couple places to look. Put 'Brosna' into the search box at
UCC CELT, which has lots of transcriptions in Irish and English. Some relate to
the river Brosna.
If you need help reading the Old and Medieval Irish language transcriptions,
you can post them here and somebody might translate them for you, if they're
not too long.
Also, I tried the Onomasticon online, and found the entries below. The
abbreviations are explained on the website.
g. Brosnaige, Sil. 8, 9; ¶ d. Brosnaig, Ll. 283 a, 293 a; ¶ pl. Brosnacha, Tl.
216; ¶ dp. Brosnachaib Bladma, Ll. 263 b; ¶ 11 Brosnachs known to the
ancients, only 6 are known to me: 1. Brosna, residence in p. of Ettagh, which
p. includes part of the W. skirts of Slieve Bloom, King's c., Pgi. ii. 192; ¶ 2.
the r. Brosna, which runs for 16 m. through King's c., and falls into the
Shannon at Shannon Harbour; ¶ 3. the (Little) Brosna, which runs by Birr to
the Shannon, 51/4 m. below Banagher; ¶ 4. Brosna hamlet, 2 m. NE. of
Shinrone, nr. source of the Little Brosna; ¶ 5. Brosna p. 8 m. SE. of Listowel,
c. Kerry; ¶ 6. Brusna, in the p. of Castlemore, c. Mayo. brosnach; ¶ Bc. 13;
¶ in Eli O Carroll, Of. 187, B. lix. 283; ¶ in c. Tipp., Obr.; ¶ nói Brosnacha
Eile, Hk. 310; ¶ g. na Brosnaige, nr. Sierkieran (in or nr. Muscraige Tire, al.
Up. and Lr. Ormond), Sil. 8, 9; ¶ g. Brosnigi in partibus de hEly, Cs. 522; ¶
tomaidm naoi mBrosnach .i. aibne n-Ele, Fm. i. 30, Bb. 23 a, Lg. 83, Tl. lx.; ¶
but secht mB. in Ll. 15; ¶ Brosnacha Ele, N. App. lxvi., Ct. 82, 159; ¶ is ann
sin do airtetar fir Mumhan, feruibh, macuibh, mnaib, inhí Pátraic, i. oc
Brosnachaibh, cu rolasat mór-gháir ocus mórbroscar ar fhailti fheghta for
Pátraic, et is de sin ro hainmniged Brosnacha Ele, Lis. 6 a, Tl. 214; ¶ the
Normans defeated nr. the Brosnach, in Meath, an. 1264, Con. 18 b; ¶ this is
the Brosna which flows into Shannon Harbour, and nr. it was cath Brosnaighe,
in which Mag Nuadat of S. of Ireland defeated Conn Cétchathach of the
North, Lec. fo. 167, K. 143 a; ¶ Fiacho Muillethan gave to Cormac Úa Ceind
the l. fr. the Brosnach to Uisnech, X. 95; ¶ the K. of Éire got cresses on 1
Aug. birar Brosnaide, fr. the Brosnach, Lct. 2, 8.
a vil. in c. Kerry, O'B.; ¶ Brosnach, a r. in Kerry flowing into the r. Feale, also
a p. 8 m. SE. of Listowel, Pgi. i. 282; ¶ Brosnad droma Iaraind, W. of Áth
Lucraidhe on the Feile, Lis 195 a; ¶ frismbruchtai ler lebend, i. in brosnachai,
i. ler in mara a trácht fris in tan ratriall furri corrasgab Brenaind mac Findlogai
dia laim he, F. 173.
as. Brosnaig, the Brosnagh enters the r. Moy N. of Ballina, c. Mayo, Fy. 246 a,
481, Ll. 293 a.
as. Brosnaig B., Sil. 258, Ac. 244; ¶ Brosnacha Bladhma, the Brosnachs in
Eile; ¶ rogabsat dar Sruthair na Bóini in Magh mBreg and Midhe isen Magh
Lena in mucceda ic laitar cell, dar Brosnachaibh Bladhma a clé ra Bearna Meara
Ingini Trega ris a ráter Bearnán Ele indiu, Glendal. fol. 105, Ll. 263 b, Ods. 582.
brú; ¶ Glasimpere for Brú, Corm. 29; ¶ v. Mugéme, r. at Glastonbury in Engl."