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Name for a region of early Ireland coextensive with the counties of Cavan and Leítrim, north central Ireland.

See B. Hunt, Folktales of Breffny (London, 1912);M. Godley, In the Land of Breffne (London, 1925);Bréifne: Journal of the Cumann Senchais Bhréifne (Cavan), 1991–.

Subjects: Religion.

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