Annaclone Parish, County Down
Ir. Eanach Luain 'marsh of the haunch-like hill'
Village is 7km SE of Banbridge
bar: Iveagh Upper, Upper Half
The site of the former parish church of Annaclone is marked by a graveyard in the townland of ARDBRIN. The village of Annaclone is partly in the latter townland and partly in TULLINTANVALLY [Enaghluan 1422].
The parish was first referred to in AD 1422, as Enaghluan (Reg. Dowdall §129 275). There is no townland bearing the parish name, but Annaclone is the name of the village, partly in the townland of Ardbrin, which contains the First Anaghlone Presbyterian church (OS 1:10,000 sh. 238). In 1834 the parish church "rebuilt in 1806" was in Ardbrin "rather at the eastern end and at the foot of a low hill" (OSM xii 17a,14b), presumably in the graveyard close to the present Church Bog, although the present Church of Ireland church is in the townland of Lisnasliggan. In 1657 there were "ten townes and one third part of a towne, the church ruinated" (Inq. Down 1657, Atkinson's Dromore 140). There are 12 townlands, no smaller divisions being known in the parish (OSM xii 16a). Earlier six western townlands, Ballynafern, Ballynafoy, Ballynagross, Ballynanny, Cappagh and Clay, possibly also Derrylough, were part of the district of Shankill in Aghaderg parish held by one group of the Magennises, while the east was owned by the Bishop of Dromore (CPR Jas I 394b, 395a).
ReferencesMuhr, K. (1996): Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. 6 p. 61-3
Historical name form
|Old Form||Ref. Date||Reference|
Eanach Cluaine "Marsh of the Lawn or insulated meadow"
|1834c||J O'D (OSNB) E18.172|
Eanach Cluana "marsh of the meadow"
|1913||Joyce iii 37|
Anacloan Eanach Cluana "marsh of the meadow"
|1913||Joyce iii 37|
Tulach Giolla na nGamhnach "Hill of Cow-herd''
|1950c||Mooney 1950c 17|
1st/2nd Anaghlone Presbyterian Church
|1984||OS 1:10,000 238|
Eanach Luain "marsh of the haunch-like hill"
|1999||Dict. Ulst. PN 4|
|2000||Gateway to Ulster Map|
|Enaghluan||1422||Reg. Dowdall $129 275|
|Enaghluan||1427||Reg. Swayne 76|
|Anaghluan||1527||Reg. Cromer ii $57|
|Anagh or Anaghlowan||1528||Reg. Cromer ii $91|
|Enaghlayne||1542c||CPR (Tresham) ii 28|
|Enaghlayne [Fiants Hen. VIII]||1543||Mooney MS 17|
|Enaghluan||1546||Reg. Dowdall $113 80|
|T Anaghclone||1603||Bartlett Maps (Esch. Co. Maps) 2|
|Anechloin||1609||Jas I to Dromore Cath. 314|
|Tollegillegawneth al. Averleigh||1609||CPR Jas I 395a|
|Tollegillenegawnathe al. Annathloan||1611||CPR Jas I 191a|
|Tollygillenegawneth al. Anaghclowane||1611||CPR Jas I 191a|
|Tollygillygawnagh||1611||CPR Jas I 191a|
|Anacloan parish||1657||Inq. Down (Reeves1) 91|
|Anaghcloane||1657c||Hib. Reg. Up. Iveagh|
|Anaghclon||1659c||Census 1659 75|
|Annaghclon Parish||1661||BSD 117|
|Rector de Annaghcloane||1661||Trien. Visit. (Bramhall) 15|
|Vicaria de Annaghclone||1661||Trien. Visit. (Bramhall) 16|
|Anacloane||1664||Trien. Visit. (Margetson) 25|
|Anacloane||1664||Trien. Visit. (Margetson) 26|
|Anaclone||1679||Trien. Visit. (Boyle) 48|
|Anaclone Rectoria||1679||Trien. Visit. (Boyle) 47|
|(?)Annagh||1690c||Lamb Maps Co. Downe|
|Anaghclone (+ church)||1743||Harris Hist. map|
|Anacloan||1802||Dubourdieu's Map Dn (OSNB) E18.172|
|Anaghclone||1806||Civ. & Ecc. Top. (OSNB) E18.172|
|Anaghlone||1830||Newry Tel. (OSNB) E18.172|
|Anacloan||1830c||Bnd. Sur. (OSNB) E18.172|
|Anaclone||1834c||Wm. Little (OSNB) E18.172|
|Annaclone||1834c||J O'D (OSNB) E18.172|
|Anacloan or Annaghlone||1837||Lewis' Top. Dict. i 25b|
- Iveagh Up., Up. Half
- Parish in 1851
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