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Cuailnge


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Anglicized Cooley, Quelgny, etc. An early name for a hilly peninsula in Ulster that is coextensive with the modern Cooley in north-eastern Co. Louth (in Leinster), between Carlingford Lough and Dundalk harbour. This early place-name is cited in the title of the Irish epic Táin Bó Cuailnge [Cattle Raid of Cooley]. Much of the action takes place in Cuailnge, most notably Cúchulainn's single-handed defence of Ulster against the armies of Connacht.

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