Ó Broin (Tomás): Craebruad: the spurious tradition.
In Éigse 15/2 (Geimhreadh, 1973), pp. 103–113.
Craebruad does not describe a building but more likely to describe a sacred grove. Curaid na Craebruaide represents the only legitimate employment of the term craebruad. Suggests that Emain Macha may mean ‘grove of Macha’, and that emain may derive from nemain, possibly related to Irish nemed and Gaul nemeton.



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