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Subject: What is "Red Ridge' in Original Irish Texts, please?
From: "David F. O'Keefe" <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sat, 17 Apr 1999 20:16:39 EDT
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Hello Old Irish Listmembers,
         Can you please tell me what word the original Irish texts used for
the Fenian personage "Red Ridge" ?  The adjective red is easy, DEARG.  But
there are sixteen words for ridge in Irish, from BUAIC, BUINNE, CI/RI/N,
COIRB, DROIM, DROIMNE, DROMAINN, DROMCHLA, DROMLACH, FORMNA, GRUGA/N,
IOMAIRE, MAOILEANN, SEATACH, SITHBHE, and SCOTH.
          Any idea why a Fenian personage is called 'Red Ridge" ? Is this a
reference to a reddish, rocky ridge somewhere in the mountains of Ireland?
Thanks for your help.
David O'Keefe
Houston, Texas

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