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[Ir., dark confluence].

Name in heroic narratives for the confluence of the Blackwater tributary and the Boyne River; the name of the modern town of Drumeague, Co. Cavan, echoes the older form. It is near the festival site of Tailtiu as well as the modern town of Navan (see EMAIN MACHA). The ‘dark’ of the prefix in the place-name was described in folklore recorded as late as the 19th century as referring to a crime committed here; some commentators have suggested it may have been the murder of the 4th-century king of Tara, Eochaid Mugmedón, by the three Collas. Near Corleck Hill.

Subjects: Religion.

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