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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). 


Muhr, K. (1996): Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. 6 p. 61-3

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference

Eanach Cluaine "Marsh of the Lawn or insulated meadow"

1834cJ O'D (OSNB) E18.172

Eanach Cluana "marsh of the meadow"

1913Joyce iii 37

Anacloan Eanach Cluana "marsh of the meadow"

1913Joyce iii 37

Tulach Giolla na nGamhnach "Hill of Cow-herd''

1950cMooney 1950c 17

1st/2nd Anaghlone Presbyterian Church

1984OS 1:10,000 238

Eanach Cluana/Annaclone

1988Éire Thuaidh

Eanach Cluana

1989GÉ 102

Eanach Luain

1992PNI 62

Eanach Luain "marsh of the haunch-like hill"

1999Dict. Ulst. PN 4

Eanach Luain

2000Gateway to Ulster Map
Enaghluan1422Reg. Dowdall $129 275
Enaghluan1427Reg. Swayne 76
Anaghluan1527Reg. Cromer ii $57
Anagh or Anaghlowan1528Reg. Cromer ii $91
Enaghluayn1542EA 258n
Enaghlayne1542cCPR (Tresham) ii 28
Enaghlayne [Fiants Hen. VIII]1543Mooney MS 17
Enaghluan1546Reg. Dowdall $113 80
T Anaghclone1603Bartlett Maps (Esch. Co. Maps) 2
Anechloin1609Jas I to Dromore Cath. 314
Tollegillegawneth al. Averleigh1609CPR Jas I 395a
Anaghcloine1610Speed's Ulster
Tollegillenegawnathe al. Annathloan1611CPR Jas I 191a
Tollygillenegawneth al. Anaghclowane1611CPR Jas I 191a
Tollygillygawnagh1611CPR Jas I 191a
Anacloan parish1657Inq. Down (Reeves1) 91
Anaghcloane1657cHib. Reg. Up. Iveagh
Anaghclon1659cCensus 1659 75
Annaghclon Parish1661BSD 117
Rector de Annaghcloane1661Trien. Visit. (Bramhall) 15
Vicaria de Annaghclone1661Trien. Visit. (Bramhall) 16
Anacloane1664Trien. Visit. (Margetson) 25
Anacloane1664Trien. Visit. (Margetson) 26
Anaclone1679Trien. Visit. (Boyle) 48
Anaclone Rectoria1679Trien. Visit. (Boyle) 47
(?)Annagh1690cLamb Maps Co. Downe
Anaghclone (+ church)1743Harris Hist. map
Anacloan1802Dubourdieu's Map Dn (OSNB) E18.172
Anaghclone1806Civ. & Ecc. Top. (OSNB) E18.172
Anaghlone1830Newry Tel. (OSNB) E18.172
Anacloan1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) E18.172
Anaclone1834cWm. Little (OSNB) E18.172
Annaclone1834cJ O'D (OSNB) E18.172
Anacloan or Annaghlone1837Lewis' Top. Dict. i 25b
Iveagh Up., Up. Half
Parish in 1851
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