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A map of Lough Corrib taken from the Admiralty Chart made in 1846

Lough Corrib is a lake in the west of Ireland. A river by the same name connects the lake to the sea at Galway city.

The old Irish name of this sheet of water was Loch Oirbsein or Orib, now corrupted into Coirib, and derived from the ancient Danann navigator, Orbsen Mac Alloid, commonly called Manannán Mac Lir, "The Son of the Sea," from whom the Isle of Man is designated.

See this link for Sir William Wilde's book on the lake first published in 1867: http://www.galway.net/galwayguide/history/wrwilde/

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