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Enagh, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Aonach ‘fair hill’ orEanach ‘marsh’

Background

The form from which this name derives could beaonach ‘fairground’, from a fair-ground site or ‘fair hill’ which is not identified.  One could also consider the possiblity of aonach referring to a hill, as in Scotland, though secure examples of this usage in Ireland appear to be lacking (HDGP i 60-61). O’Donovan suggests eanach ‘marsh’ which is usually anglicized annagh (Muhr 1996, 197) and represents the 1661 form Annagh. Local information on the pronunciation of this name would be useful in confirming the original form.

References

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Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Tannagh1609Esch. Co. Map 11 Dunganon pt
Enagh b''bo1655cCiv. Surv. 285
Annagh1661Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $3,23 Car. II
Enagh1666HMR Tyr. (2) 245
Anagh1697Vestry Bk Aghalow I 7
Caledon through Anagh Moss to Lismuldown1739Vestry Bk Aghalow V 25
Enock [Enagh]1773Vestry Bk Aghalow IX 43
Enuff1828Grand Jury Pres. (OSNB) NB 128;D52
Enagh (x 2, Prop. Earl of Caledon, lake and bog)1834cOSNB: gen. sources NB 128;D52
~Eanach - A Marsh1835J O'D (OSNB) NB 128;D52
~Eanagh - A marshy, low-lying place1920cTNCT 36
Barony
Dungannon Lower
Parish
Aghaloo
Parish in 1851
Aghaloo
Townland
None
Place name ID
10364
Place name type
T