Clifden June 14th 1839.

Dear Sir,

Wakeman joined me last night and we visited the Island of Immaith or Omey. Tomorrow we intend to visit Ard-Oilean or High Island, on which, they say, there are mighty odd buildings covered at the top with one slate. Since I wrote last I have travelled a good deal of Conmaicne Mara and met several features which I shall describe as soon as I can procure a quiet place to study in. Here I can write nothing to my satisfaction in consequence of the constant influx of visitors to Connamara who keep this little hotel constantly filled and noisy.

I want all the references to be had in our ancient documents to the seven daughters of the king of Britain, Virgins who erected the church of the seven daughters at Rinn mil. 2. All references to Iommaith, an island on which St. Fechin erected a Monastery. 3. To Sal Roca and St. Roc, a primitive Saint of distinguished sanctity. 4. To St. Ceanannach or Cennfhionnach, the Patron Saint of Baile na Cille near Claigeann Bay (and) of Inis Meadhoin - one of the Aran isles.


5. All the accounts of the saints of Inis Iarthair, now Ard-Oilean, given by Colgan in his Acta Sanctorum. There is a well on this island called after Brian Boru. Can any reason be discovered for this name? Can any account be found of St. Flannán, a most distinguished Patron of the marines of this western coast?

Does Mac Firbis give any pedigree of the Blakes or Lynches? If he does let me have them.

Please to let me have some vouchers.

[In pencil in left-hand margin: Ext to Mr O'Conor] I wish O'Conor to have every look out for the site of Dinn-righ, munitio regum, the Palace of the Leinster Kings, which was situated midway between Leith-Ghlinn and Carlow to the west of the Barrow and not far from its brink? and for Suidhe Laighean, a high mountain in Leinster; also for the situation and extent of Crioch O'bhFeidhlimidh, the country of O'Murchadha, now Murphy. Does Mac Firbis give the pedigree of O'Murchadha? He was of the Lagenian of Cathaoir Mor, but, as O'Flaherty proves against Walsh, different from Mac Murragh, who was of more


regal descent.

Your obedient &c. Servt.,
John O'Donovan.