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Hy Brasil – The Lost Legendary Island of Ireland — Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

Hy-Brasil was an island which appeared on ancient maps as early as 1325 and into the 1800s. On most maps, it was located roughly 321km (200 miles) off the west coast of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean. Its name is derived from Old Irish hy, a variation of í, meaning ‘island’, and brasil, from […]

via Hy Brasil – The Lost Legendary Island of Ireland — Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

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