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|Ring-Forts in the Barony of Moyarta, Co.
Clare, and Their Legends
by Thomas Johnson Westropp
Absence of Forts in Breaghva
We may here note, in contrast to the great abundance
of forts in other parts of the Irrus, their marked absence from Breaghva
and other townlands forming the centre of Moyarta Parish. This fact and
the name Breaghva (breffa = place of wolves) imply that this district
was for a long time a desert haunted by wild animals; the open and populous
country lying towards the river, the creek, and the sea, the rest being
left to “the wild kindreds.” We may recall here how the hero,
Conall Cairnech, the contemporary of Cuchullin, was hunted by “the
three red wolves of the Martini,” 
a tribe which inhabited this district in early times.