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Glarryford, County Antrim

Origin

Sc. glarry ‘muddy’ + E. ‘ford’.

Background

10km NNW of Ballymena

par: Rasharkin bar: Kilconway

The site of the ford is marked by GLARRYFORD BRIDGE which crosses the Clogh River a short distance east of its junction with the Main and links the townland of DUNDERMOT in the parish of GRANGE OF DUNDERMOT with the townland of KILDOWNEY in the parish of KIRKINRIOLA. The hamlet of Glarryford is west of the Main, in the townland of DROMORE and parish of Rasharkin [Glaraford 1835].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 73

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
~An tÁth Glárach1989GÉ 225
Sc.glarry ""muddy"" + E. ""ford""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 73
glaury ford "" muddy ford""1999Cel. Ulst. Tds 11
Barony
Kilconway
Parish
Rasharkin
Parish in 1851
Rasharkin
Townland
Dromore
Place name ID
1344
Place name type
M