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Legnabrocky, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Lag na Brocaí ‘hollow of the badger-set’

Background

Brocach means ‘badger den’ and is as a bare element it is common in place-names, anglicised Brockagh as the name of 20 Irish townlands (logainm.ie). In the current place-name, brocach appears as a qualifier of lag ‘hollow’. The appearance of a qualifier on this instance of lag is possibly by means of contrast, with the adjacent townland of Legg (lag ‘hollow).

References

FK (2019)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Legnabracky1817GJM M'stephana (OSNB) 54 B160 Clanawl
~Lag na Brocaighe ""hollow of the fox cave""1834cJ O'D (OSNB) 54 B160
Legnabrocky td1835cOSM xiv 82
~Lag-na-brocaidhe ""hollow of the badger warren or 1913Joyce iii 467
Lag an Bhrocaigh "" hollow of the badger-den""1999Cel. Ulst. Tds 6
Barony
Clanawley
Parish
Killesher
Parish in 1851
Killesher
Townland
None
Place name ID
13079
Place name type
T