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A people of early Ireland, perhaps related to the Lagin, who were dispersed to various parts of Connacht and north-western Leinster. The branch that settled west of Lough Corrib, Co. Galway, the Conmaicne Mara [of the sea], gave their name to Connemara. It was among the Conmaicne Réin, in eastern Galway, that the Tuatha Dé Danann first appeared. T. F. O'Rahilly's assertion (1946) that the Conmaicne was non-Goidelic is not widely accepted.

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