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Shaneglish, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Sean-Eaglais ‘old-church’

Background

The historical spellings of the name of this townland are fairly regular and the derivation of the place-name is obviously eaglais ‘church’, modified by the adjective sean ‘old’. Although adjectives typically appear after the noun in Irish, sean often appears in the pre-nominal position as in the place-names of Seanchoill ‘old hazel’ (Shankill, Co. Down) and Seanlios ‘old fort’ (Shanlis, Co. Louth) (logainm.ie).

 

Despite the indication in the place-name of an earlier ecclesiastical significance to this townland, there are no visible remains and no known documentary references to any church.

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Lessenegloise1609CPR Jas I 375a
Lissenegloise1609Church Lands Arm. 96
Shanuglas1609Esch. Co. Map 5.26
Shanvglas1615CPR Jas I 273b
Shaneglis1616Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $5 Jas. I
Shaavglass1621CPR Jas I 478a
Shareglis1623Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $8 Jas. I
Leschenegloise1633Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $20 Car. I
Shaneglish1633Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $20 Car. I
Shanuglas1633Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $20 Car. I
Shaneglas1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 229
Shanaglass1657cHib. Reg.
Shaneglass als Mullaghenarick1661BSD 4
Shaneglish1664HMR Orior 420
Shaneglish1664HMR Murray (1941) 123
Shanglasse1672cHib. Del. 28
Shaneglish1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) NB 115
Shaneglish1830cPrentis' MS (OSNB) NB 115
Shane eglish1834?Evans's Return (OSNB) NB 115
Shaneglish1834?Land agent (OSNB) NB 115
Sean-eglis ""The Old Church""1835Ballymore inf. NB 115
Shan:glish, called by the inhabts shane-ag-liss1835OSNB Pron. NB 115
~Seineaglais ""the old church""1835OSNB Inf. NB 115
Barony
Orior Lower
Parish
Ballymore
Parish in 1851
Ballymore
Townland
None
Place name ID
11789
Place name type
T