Celebrating Ulster's Townlands

 

PLACE-NAMES IN THE EXHIBITION FROM CO. DONEGAL

Place-name

Irish Form

Translation

Townland?

County etc

Barnesmore

Bearnas Mór

"big gap"

gap

Donegal

Boyoughter

Bá Uachtair

"upper bay"

townland

Donegal

Calhame

cauld hame (Sc)

"cold home"

townland

Donegal

Derryleconnell

Doire Leac Chonaill

"oakwood of Conall's flagstone"

townland

Donegal

Dirlaught

Doire Leachta

"oakwood of the grave"

townland

Donegal

Donegal

Dún na nGall

"fort of the foreigners"

town

Donegal

Doochary

Dúchoradh

"black weir"

village

Donegal

Drowse

Drobhaois

"muddy one, sluggish one"

river

Donegal / Leitrim

Dunaff

Dún Damh

"fort of oxen"

townland

Donegal

Greenan

Grianán/Aileach

"eminent place"/"stony place"

fort

Donegal

Gweebarra

Gaoth Beara

"estuary of the water"

river

Donegal

Inishfree

Inis Fhraoigh

"island of heather"

townland

Donegal

Inishowen

Inis Eoghain

"Eoghan's island"

promontory

Donegal

Loughros Point

Luachros

"rushy promontory"

 

Donegal

Mulroy

An Mhaoil Rua

"the red current"

sea lough

Donegal

Renny

Rannaigh

"portion"

townland

Donegal

Rossnowlagh

Ros nAbhlach

"headland of apple trees"

townland

Donegal

Stranorlar

Srath an Úrláir

"river holm of the valley floor"

town

Donegal

Tobar Shorcha

Tobar Shorcha

"Sorcha's well"

 

Donegal

Toome

Tuaim

"tomb"

townland

Donegal

 

 

 

 

 


 

Barnesmore

Bearnas Mór

"big gap"

gap

Donegal

Belleek

Béal Leice

"approach to the rocky ford"

townland

Fermanagh

Bingorms

Na Beanna Gorma

"the blue crags"

townland

Donegal

Boyoughter

Bá Uachtair

"upper bay"

townland

Donegal

Breaghy

Bréachmhá

"wolf plain"

townland

Donegal

Brockagh

Brocach

"badger den"

townland

Donegal & Fermanagh

Calhame

Cauld hame (Scots)

"cold home"

townland

Donegal

Castlederg

Caisleán na Deirge

"castle on the Derg"

town

Tyrone

Clady/Claudy

Clóidigh

"washing river"

villages townland

Derry & Tyrone Derry

Clogher

Clochar

"stony place or building"

townland village

Donegal & Tyrone

Cranny

Crannaigh

"places of trees"

townland

Donegal & Tyrone

Creggan

An Creagán

"little rock/rocky place"

townlands

Donegal, Derry & Tyrone

Derry

Doire

"oakwood"

city

Derry

Derryleconnell

Doire Leac Chonaill

"oakwood of Conall's flagstone"

townland

Donegal

Dirlaught

Doire Leachta

"oakwood of the grave"

townland

Donegal

Donegal

Dún na nGall

"fort of the foreigners"

town

Donegal

Doochary

Dúbhchoradh

"black weir"

village

Donegal

Drowse

Drobhaois

"muddy one, sluggish one"

river

Donegal / Leitrim

Dunaff

Dún Damh

"fort of oxen"

townland

Donegal

Enniskillen

Inis Ceithlinn

"Ceithleann’s island"

town

Fermanagh

Farnagh

Fearnach

"alder place"

townland

Donegal

Fermanagh

Fir Manach

"men of Manaigh"

tribal name

Fermanagh

Finn River

An Fhinn

"the white one"

river

Donegal

Greenan

Grianán/Aileach

"eminent place/stony place"

fort

Donegal

Gweebarra

Gaoth Beara

"estuary of the water"

river

Donegal

Inishfree

Inis Fhraoigh

"island of heather"

townland

Donegal

Inishowen

Inis Eoghain

"Eoghan's island"

promontory

Donegal

Inish Samer

Inis Samhaoir

"island of the Erne"

island

Donegal

Knockbrack

Cnoc Breac

"variegated hill"

townland

Donegal, Derry & Tyrone

Limavady

Léim an Mhadaidh

"the dog’s leap"

town

Derry

Lisnagelvin

Lios na nGealbhán

"fort of the sparrows"

townland

Derry

Lisnaskea

Lios na Scéithe

"fort of the Shield "

town

Fermanagh

Longfield

Leamhchoill

"elm-wood"

townland

Donegal, Tyrone, Derry & Fermanagh

Loughros Point

Luachros

"rushy promontory"

 

Donegal

Mulroy

An Mhaoil Rua

"the red current"

sea lough

Donegal

Omagh

An Ómaigh

"the untilled plain"

townland

Tyrone

Renny

Rannaigh

"portion"

townland

Donegal

Rossnowlagh

Ros nAbhlach

"headland of apple trees"

townland

Donegal

Sheskinbeg

Seisceann beag

"the little bog"

 

Donegal

Strabane

An tSrath Bán

"the white river holm"

townland

Tyrone

Stranorlar

Srath an Úrláir

"river holm of the valley floor"

town

Donegal

Templemoyle

Teampall Maol

"roofless church"

townlands

Donegal & Derry

Tempo

An tIompó Deiseal

"the right-hand turn"

village

Fermanagh

Termonmagrath

Tearmann Mhic Craith

"McGrath’s church land"

parish

Fermanagh

Tobar Shorcha

Tobar Shorcha

"Sorcha's well"

 

Donegal

Tober

Tobar

"well"

townland

Donegal & Fermanagh

Toome

Tuaim

"tomb"

townland

Donegal, Leitrim & Monaghan

Trillick

Trileac

"three stones/stone tomb"

town townland

Tyrone, Donegal & Fermanagh 

Tyrone

Tír Eoghain

"Eoghan’s land"

district

Tyrone

Unshinagh

Uinseanach

"place of ash trees"

townland

Donegal & Leitrim