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Peculiar placenames in Ireland

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,943 ✭✭✭tabbey


    Hymenstown, Co Tipperary, between Golden and Cahir.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,943 ✭✭✭tabbey


    Also near Golden, a handwritten register appeared to show Ballylusty, but the OSI map shows it as Ballyhusty.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 12,498 Mod ✭✭✭✭byhookorbycrook


    Ballyhooly in North Cork, close to the house Michael Flatley bought.No real hooley town, though.

    Horetown , Co. Wexford, where there used to be a riding school, seriously.

    Poulacapple- the horse's hole in Co. Tipp http://tinyurl.com/jadbpsd

    What about Gneeveguilla in Co Kerry, causing non locals to strain muscles to pronounce it correctly
    http://tinyurl.com/ja4vjgk


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,220 Mod ✭✭✭✭slowburner


    Ballyhooly in North Cork, close to the house Michael Flatley bought.No real hooley town, though.

    Horetown , Co. Wexford, where there used to be a riding school, seriously.

    Poulacapple- the horse's hole in Co. Tipp http://tinyurl.com/jadbpsd

    What about Gneeveguilla in Co Kerry, causing non locals to strain muscles to pronounce it correctly
    http://tinyurl.com/ja4vjgk
    I once stayed in a place called Moneyhore. Also in Wexford.

    I dunno, Gneeveguilla has a flow to it - to my ear.


  • Registered Users Posts: 63 ✭✭Candlewick


    Ballyragget is a peculiar name.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,575 ✭✭✭✭bodhrandude


    I always wondered about this one, a strange name. Termonfeckin, County Louth. http://map.geohive.ie/mapviewer.html

    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,943 ✭✭✭tabbey


    Termon = place of sanctuary, Feicin -= a holy person or saint.

    Termonfeckin = Saint Feicin's place of sanctuary or monastery.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,061 ✭✭✭✭BonnieSituation


    Tandragree, Co Armagh, home of proper Tayto, is Tóin re Gaoith also.

    Can anyone explain why Castleblayney is missing the first Y on NI signposts?


    Wash your mouth out.

    ---

    Bweeng (An Boinn), Co Cork


    https://www.logainm.ie/en/1166983?s=bweeng


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,943 ✭✭✭tabbey



    Can anyone explain why Castleblayney is missing the first Y on NI signposts?
    Variant spelling, Sir Edward Blayney may or may not have used it.

    Logainm also gaelicises it as Caislean Bleine, although before Blayney's time the place was called Baile Leargan.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,899 ✭✭✭Dickie10


    placenames with the word TOWN in them are very common throughout Ireland, but im just wondering where are they most common and least common. Even townlands as well as towns and villages. examples are mitchelstown co cork or milltown dublin etc. i have found that there seems to be a very big absence of these names in counties cavan and lietrim.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,061 ✭✭✭✭BonnieSituation


    Dickie10 wrote: »
    placenames with the word TOWN in them are very common throughout Ireland, but im just wondering where are they most common and least common. Even townlands as well as towns and villages. examples are mitchelstown co cork or milltown dublin etc. i have found that there seems to be a very big absence of these names in counties cavan and lietrim.
    That would be an interesting project for the GIS heads in here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,149 ✭✭✭TheRiverman


    America in Co.Roscommon.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,220 Mod ✭✭✭✭slowburner


    That would be an interesting project for the GIS heads in here.

    Indeed it would.
    Obviously the addition of '...town' is an anglicisation of the Irish 'baile' (often anglicised to Bally...).
    It would also be interesting to see an overlay of Anglo/Irish population densities and how that compares to the frequency of places ending with '...town'.
    I suppose the question for the GIS folk would be the choice of period. That could be a very challenging dataset to work with.


  • Registered Users Posts: 729 ✭✭✭Hesh's Umpire


    A few kilometres north of Rathdowney, Co Laois is the townland of Akip.

    As in "I live in Akip"!



  • Registered Users Posts: 422 ✭✭john123470


    Meanus, Co Limerick - if not already mentioned in tne thread.

    There are 3 places called Meanus in Ireland, i believe

    I have a pic of a man with pants peeled down by same signpost exposing his rear end

    He titled it " the word made flesh in a flash"

    Pic might be a bit too strong for the tender hearted to include here



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