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Lar Naparka

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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2020, 06:07:57 AM »
As the song goes- Gortahork and Glenamaddy
"I have been to many strange places,
To the lands of the Greek and the Turk.
But some folks will bet
I ain't seen nothing yet
'Til I land me in old Gortahork."
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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2020, 09:29:37 AM »
Keady
Derrynoose
Dungannon
Dungiven
Clontibret
Tyrconnell / Donegal

I like Clontibret, mainly coz we beat the Brits there once.
Did you know that Tír Chonaill is Donegal minus Inis Eoghain?

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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2020, 09:30:29 AM »
As the song goes- Gortahork and Glenamaddy
"I have been to many strange places,
To the lands of the Greek and the Turk.
But some folks will bet
I ain't seen nothing yet
'Til I land me in old Gortahork."

What a place, Gaeltacht country too

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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2020, 10:28:21 AM »
I  always like the sound of Foughill Etra at Jonesborough, there seems to  be some debate over the original name, Eochoill Íochtarach seems likely.
Likewise Annacloghmullin (Áth na gCloch Muillinn) over between Lislea and Belleeks.
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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2020, 11:30:35 AM »
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most commonly used irish place names are bastardized version of the real name and sometime not even referring to the same place most notable example being Balie atha cliath (ford of the hurdles)  which refers to the liffey crossing near wood Quay and Dublin(black pool) which apparently refers to tar pit in what is now Dublin Zoo
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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #35 on: May 22, 2020, 11:37:21 AM »
Townlands of my grandparents.

Derryneskin (Doire Naoscán - Oakwood of the snipes)
Derrinraw (Doire an Rátha - Oakwood of the Rath)
Dernasell West (Doire na Saille Thair - Oakwood of the salted meat)
Cushenny (Cúil Sionnaigh - Corner of the fox)

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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2020, 12:09:24 PM »
Prosperous
secret to a happy marriage a clane woman and a Prosperous man.
most commonly used irish place names are bastardized version of the real name and sometime not even referring to the same place most notable example being Balie atha cliath (ford of the hurdles)  which refers to the liffey crossing near wood Quay and Dublin(black pool) which apparently refers to tar pit in what is now Dublin Zoo

The English can be derived from the Irish of a neighbouring place, where a town (like Dublin) includes multiple townlands.
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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2020, 12:46:00 PM »
Townlands of my grandparents.

Derryneskin (Doire Naoscán - Oakwood of the snipes)
Derrinraw (Doire an Rátha - Oakwood of the Rath)
Dernasell West (Doire na Saille Thair - Oakwood of the salted meat)
Cushenny (Cúil Sionnaigh - Corner of the fox)

Fantastic.

Mines would be 

Edenballymore x2( Eadán An Bhealaigh Mhór- Brow Of the Main Road. Bogside is in this townland and it is not Eadán An Bhaile Mhór as most people claim)
Coshquin(Cois Caoine-Next to the pleasent water)
Creggan(An Cregáin- Stony Place).

All Derry City townlands. Creggan which I mention above isnt actually where the present estate is, it is where Glenowen is today. The creggan estate is made up of Glassagh , Ballymagowan and Edenballymore.

Derry city on the westbank  was part of Inishowen long before modern borders.


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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2020, 01:15:22 PM »
Prosperous
secret to a happy marriage a clane woman and a Prosperous man.
most commonly used irish place names are bastardized version of the real name and sometime not even referring to the same place most notable example being Balie atha cliath (ford of the hurdles)  which refers to the liffey crossing near wood Quay and Dublin(black pool) which apparently refers to tar pit in what is now Dublin Zoo
The original/proper name for what's now Prosperous is Corr Choill.
Some Quaker chap decided to set up a model town with flax/linen as its base industry and optimistically called it Prosperous.
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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2020, 02:14:53 PM »
Cluain Tuaisceart is in the hinterland of Ballinasloe. It is called Clontuskert in English but most people pronounce the Tuaisceart.
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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2020, 03:44:07 PM »
There's "Taverane" and "Dooballa" across the frontier in Sligo but the natives still call them Teamhrán (chow rawn) and Dubh Baile (The Bolla).
We still stick with saying Céideadh instead of "Keadue"
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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #41 on: May 22, 2020, 08:25:04 PM »
Keady
Derrynoose
Dungannon
Dungiven
Clontibret
Tyrconnell / Donegal

I like Clontibret, mainly coz we beat the Brits there once.
Did you know that Tír Chonaill is Donegal minus Inis Eoghain?

And it was the Dernoose men who did most of the fighting and strategic thinking at Clontibret. As “Yellah Mickey” once told me and I quote “There are Two ounces of wit in the world and one and a half is in Drumnahavil. For those of you who aren’t Harold D that’s the epicenter of Dernoose.

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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2020, 09:26:15 PM »
Shelmalier / Boolavogue _ the boys of Wexford

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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2020, 09:32:48 PM »
Keady
Derrynoose
Dungannon
Dungiven
Clontibret
Tyrconnell / Donegal

I like Clontibret, mainly coz we beat the Brits there once.
Did you know that Tír Chonaill is Donegal minus Inis Eoghain?

Hmm, I never knew that, I always thought they meant the same thing.

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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2020, 10:08:25 PM »
Keady
Derrynoose
Dungannon
Dungiven
Clontibret
Tyrconnell / Donegal

I like Clontibret, mainly coz we beat the Brits there once.
Did you know that Tír Chonaill is Donegal minus Inis Eoghain?

Hmm, I never knew that, I always thought they meant the same thing.

They do now mean same thing in modern times, but originally Tír Chonaill and Inish Eoghain were 2 separate entities.

Conall and Eoghan were sons of Niall Naigoillach, Niall of the Nine hostages.
They gave rise to Cineál Eoghain and Cineál Chonaill. O'Neills were Cineál Eoghain, O Donnells Cineál Chonaill. Eoghain gave his name to Tír Eoghain too.