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Derryaghy, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. Doire Achaidh [dirra aghee] ‘oak-wood of the field’.

Background

Village is 9km SW of Belfast city centre

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The Church of Ireland church in the village occupies the site of an early church. A previous name for Derryaghy was Ardaghy (Ir. Ard Achaidh ‘height of the field’) [Ardrachi 1306].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 54

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Ardrachi, Ecclesia de1306Eccles. Tax. 46
Ballidirerraghie1605Inq. Ant. (DK) 48
Ballidirreraghy1605CPR Jas I 77b
Dirreraghie1605Inq. Ant. (DK) 48,51
Ballydirreraghie1608CPR Jas I 121b
Dirreraghie1608CPR Jas I 122a
Deriakie1609Jas I to Connor Cath. 262
Dirreaghye1620Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Jac.I $3
Deraghy1625Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Car.I $1
Ballydirreaghey1630Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Car.I $8
(?)Divission of Derivolgie1659cCensus 1659 9
Derriaghy1661Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Car.II $2
Deragey1669HMR Ant. 22
Part of the Parish of Derryaghey1669HMR Ant. 92
Derriaghey P.1780Lendrick Map
Derryaghey1780Lendrick Map
~Doire Eachadh ""Eochy''s Derry or oak wood""1832cJ O'D (OSNB) A25
Doire-achadh (Hogan) ""oak wood of the fields""1913Joyce iii 293
~Doire Achaidh ""oak-wood of the field""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 54
Barony
Belfast Upper
Parish
Derryaghy
Parish in 1851
Derryaghy
Townland
None
Place name ID
10712
Place name type
T