Townland names and meanings

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Townland names and meanings

#1 Post by Brian » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:45 pm

From a 100 year old copy of the Newry Reporter.

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#2 Post by jinty » Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:51 am

Assume nothing for " the commons" Bri, lovely to know history though. :hiding:
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#3 Post by tufty » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:56 am

Can you send this to newry and mourne ( and nothing in-between ) council, so they would finally be able to spell Clonallon ??? :D

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#4 Post by dabarry » Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:25 am

tufty wrote:Can you send this to newry and mourne ( and nothing in-between ) council, so they would finally be able to spell Clonallon ??? :D

Well said... :clapping:

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#5 Post by Charlotte's Treat » Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:11 pm

There's always conjecture about the actual translation of townland names and I don't claim to have any knowledge above and beyond that which has already been quoted. But given my family comes from Tamnaharry (sic) there is an alternative definition.

Rather than ' The green field of the pillar stone' I think that ' The grassy upland of the memorial stone' is probably a better interpretation but I wouldn't claim that it is in any way definitive.

Before the land became owned by the tenant farmers it was owned by Edward Trevor & Hugh Magennis. It was subsequently leased to Dudley Garvey in 1618. Beyond that I have no idea apart from the 12 acres that eventually came into the ownership of my family in the late 19th century.

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