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Knocknarney, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Cnoc na nAirne ‘hill of the sloes’

Background

The element cnoc can mean anything from a hill to a small mountain and is common in place-names. Not only in Ireland, but also in Scotland. According to Muhr (1999, 14), the qualifying element is airne ‘sloe’ in the form Cnoc na nAirne ‘hill of the sloes’, which is also the form assigned to John O’Donovan. This form is representative of the modern form of the name and is the most likely origin of Knocknarney.

References

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Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Knocknenony1609Esch. Co. Map 11 Dunganon pt
Knocknenarny Knockenuary othw.1614CPR Jas I 272a
Knockonary par. [as is Knocknorise]1655cCiv. Surv. 286
Knockneriffe1657CHib. Reg. Dungannon Lr,
Knocknanarny1664HMR Tyr. (1) 6
Knocknenarny1666HMR Tyr. (2) 235
Knocknevarry1666ASE 110
~Cnoc na nA/irneadh - Hill of the Sloes1833cJ O'D (OSNB) NB 128;D54
Knockanarney1834cOSNB: gen. sources NB 128;D54
Knocknarney (x 3, prop. Goff Esq.)1834cOSNB: gen. sources NB 128;D54
~Cnoc an airne - hill of the sloe :place of the sl1913Joyce iii 455
~Cnoc na nAirneadh ""hill of the sloes""1936TNCT 44
Cnoc na nAirne "" hill of the sloes""1999Cel. Ulst. Tds 14
Barony
Dungannon Lower
Parish
Carnteel
Parish in 1851
Carnteel
Townland
None
Place name ID
10043
Place name type
T