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Tievenadarragh, County Down

Origin

Ir. Taobh na Darach ‘hillside of the oak tree’

Background

The historical spellings show some misreadings ofn forv, common in handwriting of most periods. The word taobh ‘side’ is used to mean hill or hillside in, for instance, Tievebulliagh in Antrim and Teebane in Tyrone. The hill is probably Bishops Mountain, and there is also a Bishopstown.  The townland index map shows clachans called Martinstown and Crawfordstown in the townland.  Ancient remains in the 1830s were ‘1 Danish fort and ancient chapel in ruins’ (OSM xvii 97).

References

KM, 2009

Additional Information

Contains the village of Loughinisland

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Ballytonnedarragh otherwise Ballytennedarragh1616CPR Jas I 355b Kinelarty
Tawnedarragh1633Ex. Inq. (Dn) Car. I 2 (RJH)
Ballytomedaragh1636Inq. Ult. (Down) $69 Car. I
Cue Iuiene-daragh1657cHib. Reg. Kinelarty
Tinenedarragh1661BSD 64
Tevenedararagh1688Lodge (Mooney) 353 [III 62]
Teeven-darriff1823Downshire Direct. 329
Barony
Kinelarty
Parish
Loughinisland
Parish in 1851
Loughinisland
Townland
None
Place name ID
12640
Place name type
T