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ARGUMENT. Cairbar, the son of Borbar-duthul, lord of Atha in Connaught, the
most potent chief of the race 01 the Firbolg, having murdered, at Temora the royal
palace, Cormac the son of Artho, the young king of Ireland, usurped the throne.
The scouts of blue * Cairbar, the son of Borbar-duthul, was descended lineally
from Lathon the chief of the Firbolg, the first colony who settled in the south of
Ireland. The Cael were in possession of the northern coast of that kingdom, and
... king of Ireland, had, before the insurrection of the Firbolg, passed over into Inis-
huna, supposed to be a part of South Britain, to assist Conmor, king of that place,
against his enemies. Cathmor was successful in the war, but, in the course of it, ...
In the conversation of the brothers, the episode of Conar, the son of Trenmor,
who was the first king of Ireland, is introduced, which lays open the origin of the
contests between the Cael and Firbolg, the two nations who first possessed ...
... under the name of Bolga, from tb,e Fir-bolg or Belgse of Britain, who settled a
colony there. Bolg signifies a quiver, from which proceeds Fir-bolg, i. e. bow-men
; so called from their using bows more than any of the neighbouring nations. Why
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