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Dál Riata

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Satellite eemage o Scotland an Ireland shawin the approximate greatest extent o Dál Riata (shadit). The moontainous spine that separates the east an wast coasts o Scotland can be seen.

Dál Riata or Dál Riada (Dalriada) wis a Gaelic owerkinrick that includit pairts o wastren Scotland an northeastren Ireland, on ilk side o the North Channel.[1][2][3]


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  1. Clancy, Thomas Owen, "Philosopher King: Nechtan mac Der Ilei," SHR 83 (2004): 135–149
  2. Oxford Companion to Scottish History p. 161–162, edited by Michael Lynch, Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-923482-0.
  3. Laing, Lloyd Robert (2006). The Archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland c. AD 400–1200. Cambridge University Press. p. 324. ISBN 978-0521838627. The inhabitants of what is now Co. Antrim, Ireland, were known as the Scots, a name they transported to what is now Argyll and the adjacent islands where they established the kingdom of Dál Riata.