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Corlust, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Corr Loiscthe ‘burnt hill’

Background

The first element of this place-name corr means ‘a projection of some kind or another’, or ‘a pointed hill’ (Flanagan & Flanagan 1994, 61). In this place-name it probably refers to a peak of 349m that is located in townland (OSNI).  The second element probably derives from loiscthe 'burnt' in the form Corr Loiscthe ‘burnt hill’ which is also the origin of Corlust in Co. Monaghan (logainm.ie).

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Corlostie1609Esch. Co. Map 5.26
Corlosty1611CPR Jas I 189a
Corlosty1613CPR Jas I 232b
Corloste1616Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $5 Jas. I
Corloste1623Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $8 Jas. I
Corlost1630Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $7 Car. I
Currinloste1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 229
Corlosht1657cHib. Reg.
Corlosht1661BSD 4
Corlost1664HMR Murray (1941) 127
Corlost1664HMR Orior 424
Corlosh1672cHib. Del. 28
Corlust1732Reg. Deeds abstracts vol. i $466
Corlist1760Rocque's Map (Coote)
Corlist Lough1760Rocque's Map (Coote)
Corlushk1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) NB 115
Curlusk1830cPrentis' MS (OSNB) NB 115
Cor Lusca ""round hill of the cave or cavern""1834?J O'D (OSNB) NB 115
Corlust1834?Land agent (OSNB) NB 115
Cur-lush1834?OSNB Pron. NB 115
Curlusk1834?OSNB NB 115
Cor-los-gan ""The Frog''s Pool""1835Ballymore inf. NB 115
Curlush1835Evans's Return (OSNB) NB 115
~Cor Lusea - Round Hill of the Cave or Cavern1835J O'D (OSNB) NB 115
Barony
Orior Lower
Parish
Ballymore
Parish in 1851
Ballymore
Townland
None
Place name ID
11787
Place name type
T