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The Partraige were a people of early historic Ireland.

Several attested branches were found in Ireland, including the following:

Francis John Byrne has suggested that the Partraige may have been "a remnant of a pre-Celtic population, akin perhaps to the Illyrian tribe commemorated in the Bavarian resort of Garmish-Partenkirchen."[2] He also suggests that the Fir Umaill found in Clew Bay (later the Uí Briúin) probably were a later branch.[2]

They have given their name to the district of Partry.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nollaig, "Some Early Connacht Population-Groups"
  2. ^ a b Byrne, Irish kings and high-kings, p. 236.

External links[edit]


  • Byrne, F.J. (2001) [1973]. Irish Kings and High-Kings (2nd ed.). Dublin: Four Courts Press. 
  • Ó Muraile, Nollaig. "Some Early Connacht Population-Groups", in Seanchas: Studies in Early and Medieval Irish Archaeology, History and literature in Honour of Francis John Byrne. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2000. pp. 174–5.