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Dromahair


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[Ir. Droim Dhá Thiar, ridge of the two demons].

Modern village in Co. Leitrim on the River Bonet (or Bonnet), which flows into the western end of Lough Gill, coextensive with the ancient seat of the Uí Ruairc [O'Rourke] kings. The adulterous Derbforgaill (2) eloped with Diarmait mac Murchada [MacMurrow], allegedly to this spot in 1152 or 1156. Dromahair is often cited in the poetry of W. B. Yeats.

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