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Brantry Lough, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. An Bréantar [an breyntar] ‘the place of odours’.

Background

10km SSW of Dungannon

par: Aghaloo bar: Dungannon Lower

The place-name may refer to a swamp or bog. There was formerly a Franciscan friary in the townland of GORT. Brantry has given name to BRANTRY LOUGH and BRANTRY WOOD [(imlibh) a’Bhrentair 1642].

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Brentur1641-Colton Vis. 12t, Ir.Journal
~An Bréantar ""the place of odours""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 28
Barony
Dungannon Lower
Parish
Clonfeacle
Parish in 1851
Clonfeacle
Townland
Carrycastle
Place name ID
10119
Place name type
M