Cualan’s Country

Cuala or Crioch Cualan, that is the Country of Cualan, was the designation of the greater part of the ancient territory now forming the county of Wicklow; and its name was derived from Cuala, one of the sons of Breoghan (uncle to Milesius, King of Spain), who was one of the commanders of the Milesian colony from Spain, and took possession of this territory, called after him Sliabh Cualan or the Mountain of Cuala: and it is mentioned that two fortresses in the territory of Cualan were erected by the Milesians: one by Amergin at Turlogh Inver Mor, now called Arklow; and the other by Seaghda, at Dun Deilinis, now Delgany.