Drumlease Parish

O’Donovan’s Name Books

(Drumlease) Parish

Compiled by John O’Donovan in 1835.  Re-arranged and re-typed by

FAS Project in Leitrim Genealogy Centre, Ballinamore in 1994.

Irish versions checked and standardised by Seán O Suilleabhain in 2007

Aghameelta

ACHADH MÍOLTA, midge-field.

Ardakipmore

ARD A CHIP, height of a trunk of a tree.

ARD A CHIP MÓIR, sometimes.

Aughameelta, Bar of

BARR ACHA MÍOLTA, top of the field of the midges.

Ballinamore Bridge

DROICHEAD BHÉAL AN ÁTHA MÓIR, Bridge of the mouth of the great ford.

Ballynaboll

BAILE NA bPOLL, town of the holes.

Ballynamona Townland

BAILE NA MÓNA, town of the Bog.

Banagher

BEANACHAR, rocks or pointed hills.

Benbo

BEANNA BO, peaks of the cows.

Black Lough

Boihy

BEITE, birch-land; birch-bearing.

Bonet River

ABHAINN BUANNAID

BUANNAD, the ever-flowing.

Cagher

CEACHAIR, a bog or marsh.

Calree Parish County Sligo

CALRAIGH (the name of a tribe).

Carbury Barony in the county Sligo

CAIRBRE, a tribe name.

Carrickacroghery

CARRAIG A CHROCHAIRE, hangman’s rock.

Carrickanelleen

CARRAIG AN AILBHIN, rock of the flock.

CARRAIG AN EILLIE, liquid

Carrickanurrow

CARRAIG AN URRADH, Rock of the surety.

Carrickatemple Graveyard

CARRAIG A TEAMPAILL, Rock of the church.

Carrickfad

CARRAIG FADA, long rock.

Carrigeencor

CARRAIGÍN COR,odd little rock (local)

Cartron

CARTÚN, a cartron of land.

DOIRÍN LIATH, grey little Derry of oak-wood.

Conaghill

CON A CHOILL, wood of the hounds.

Conrea

CONRA, a covenant.

Cornalaghta

CORR NA LEACTA, round hill of the monument.

Corrudda

CORR RODA, round hill of the mire or mineral scum.

Cuilcoosy

CUL CUASAIDH, back hill of the caves.

Cullantra

CUILLEANTRA, holly land.

Curraghan

CORRACAN, a small moor.

Currycullen

CORR UÍ CHOILLEÁIN, O’Collin’s round hill.

Doon Lough

LOCH A DÚIN, lake of the fort.

Doonbran Islands

DÚN BRAIN, Bran’s fort.

Doonkelly

DÚN CHEALLAIGH, Kelly’s fort.

Doonmorgan

DÚN MORGAN, Morgan’s fort.

Dromahair                 

DROIM DÁ ETHIAR, Ridge of the two demons.

Drumlease

DROIM LIAS, ridge of the huts

Drummahan Barony County Sligo

DROIM NEATHON, middle ridge.

Drumoghil

DROIM EOCAILL, ridge of the yew trees.

Faslowart

FÁS LUBHGHORT, wilderness of the garden.

Fawn

FÁN, a declivity.

Fawnarry

FÁN EARRAIGH, slope of the spring.

Fawnlion

FÁN LAIGHEAN, slope of the Leinstermen.

Five Mile Burn

ABHAINNN CUIG MHILE, river of five miles.

Gleneige

GLEAN ÉIG, valley of death.

Gortnaskeagh

GORT NA SGEACH,  field of the briers

Greenaun

GRIANÁN,  a sunny hill; a palace.

Green Island

Harrison’s Castle

Keelogaboy

CAOLOGA BUÍ, yellow ridge.

Kilcoosy

CILL CUASAIGH, church of the caves.

Killaleen

COILL A LIN, wood of the flag.

Killeena

CILL EITHNE, Ethnea’s church.

Killery old church

TEAMPALL CHILLE EARRAIDH.

Killery Parish

CILL OIRIDH, Oridh’s church.

Kilmore

COILL MÓR, great wood.

Kinnara

CINN EAGHRA, Hara’s head or hill.

Leckaun

LEACAN, a hill side.

Leean

LUIDHEAN, a centre, a central townland.

Lough Anarry

LOC AN EARRAIGH, lake of spring.

Lough Aneanvrick

LOC AN EINBRIC, lake of the one trout.

Lough Anoocara

LOCHÁN UCAIRE, Lakelet or pool of the Fuller or napper.

Lough Gill

LOCH GILL, Gilly’s lake (a woman’s name) 4 Masters.

Lough Nahoo

LOC NA HUAMHA, lake of the cave.

Lugalustran

LOG A LOSTRÁIN, hollow of the burning.

Lugmore

LOG MÓR, great hollow.

Magurk

MÁGH  GURC, Gurk’s plain.

Moneyduff

MÓNAIG DUBH, black Bog.

Morerah

MÓR RATH, great rath, or fort.

Mullagh

MULLACH, a summit or hilltop.

Mullanreaney

MULLACH AN RAITHNE, hill of the ferns.

Tall ruins of Newtown

BAILE NUA onCe called CAISLEÁN A DUBH RAITH

Rabbal

EIREABALL, a stripe or tail.

Rahin

RAITHÍN, a small fort.

Rockvally

Shramore Loughs

Sramore

SRATH MÓR, great strath or Rolm.

Sriff

SRUTH, a stream.

Stone Park

PÁIRC CLOICHE stone park.

Stones Island

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