Asterisk denotes entries on real places.
*Emain Macha (AE-min ma-HA). Ancient capital of Ulster, where pre-Christian kings of Ireland are thought to have been crowned; presently the seat of the primate of the archbishop of Ireland and now known as Navan Fort, west of Armagh. Emain Macha is mentioned frequently in the play and is the place where King Conchubor insists upon taking Deirdre to be married to him. This place symbolizes everything that is foreign to her: a wealthy life, an older husband, and an unhappy future. When Deirdre and Naisi, her beloved, decide to meet with the king, it is with the full knowledge of their impending doom. In the process, Emain Macha is destroyed.
*Alban. Deirdre and Naisi spend a blissful seven years here, in what is now Scotland. This temporary home signifies the short-lived love and happiness that Deirdre and Naisi share.
Grave. Located just below Emain Macha, this place is an image representing the mortality of humankind and the permanence of death. Deirdre kills herself just before falling into this grave, where Naisi and his brothers have already been buried.