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Derryhale, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Doire Chaol ‘narrow oakwood’

Background

Dirricheele appears on the 1609 map of Onealand, south of Ballintaggart, and was granted in 1610 as ‘Dirrichele 1 bal of Mullalelish’, a manor of 11 townlands granted to Francis Sacheverell.  According to a 1661 inquisition ‘Dirchele 1 b'bo (M'lelish)’ went with Ann Sacheverell on her marriage to Richardson, but all other forms post 1610 have -h- not -ch-, usually followed by -ea-.  In 1664 O'Raverty, McGuill, O'Toole and O'Kynan owed hearth money for Deryheall.  The lenition of c is either from the locative case, or Doire may have been feminine in the local dialect of Irish.

References

Kay Muhr

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Dirricheele1609Esch. Co. Map 5.28
Dirrichele 1 bal (Mullalelish)1610CPR Jas I 165a
Derryheale1637Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $25 Car. I
Derryheale 1 balliboe contin'' 120 acr''1637Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $25 Car. I
Deryhiell1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 232
Derryhill1659cCensus 1659 35
Derryheale1661BSD 46
Dirchele 1 balliboe (Mullalelish)1661Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $1 Car. II
Deryheall1664HMR Murray (1941) 196
(?)Derrykeil Bogg1760Rocque's Map
(?)Dirchett1760Rocque's Map
Derrykeil1760Rocque's Map
Dirchett1760Rocque's Map
Derryhale1830cMap Richhill Estate (OSNB) AE6 16
Derryhale Bog1835New Rent (Law) 4.3
[Derry-''hail]1835New Rent (Law) 4.15
~Doire Thall ""yonder Derry or oak-wood""1835J O'D (OSNB) AE6 16
Doire Chaol ""narrow oakwood""2003NIPNP replies KMtoBF
Barony
Oneilland West
Parish
Kilmore
Parish in 1851
Kilmore
Townland
None
Place name ID
10314
Place name type
T