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Clonmain, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Cluain Meáin ‘middle meadow’

Background

The first element in this place name clon- derives from cluain, 'meadow or lawn'. The anglicization of the element cluain to clon- is common in Irish place names. In this place-name, cluain is probably modified by meán ‘middle’ in the form Cluain Meáin, which would be interpreted as ‘middle meadow’. The same form is anglicised Clonmaine in Co. Tipperary; as Cloonmaan in Co. Mayo, and as Cloonmain in Co. Galway (logainm.ie).

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Clonmean1609Esch. Co. Map 5.28
Clonean 1 balliboe1611CPR Jas I 167a
Clonmayan 1 balliboe1639Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $30 Car. I
Clemayne1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 230
Clenmaine1659cCensus 1659 38
Cleamean1661BSD 56
Clonmeane1664HMR Murray (1941) 197
Clanmain1760Rocque's Map
Clonmain1830cRent Roll Tyr. (OSNB) A154 42
Clonmayn1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) A154 42
Clonmayne1835Custom of Country (OSNB) A154 42
Cluain Meadhoin ""Lawn of the centre or central mea1835J O'D (OSNB) A154 42
(?)Drumain [School]1835cOSM vol. 1 p. 81
Clenmaine1837Lewis' Top. Dict. i 323
Barony
Oneilland West
Parish
Loughgall
Parish in 1851
Loughgall
Townland
None
Place name ID
10093
Place name type
T