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Carn, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Carn ‘possibly a burial monument’

Background

Carn is typically interpreted as 'cairn' or ‘heap of stones’ and often can make reference to a stone-built mound, especially a burial monument (HDGP 60). Carn appears unqualified in the townlands anglicised also Carn in counties Derry, Fermanagh and Armagh (logainm.ie).

References

FK (2019)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Charne1609Esch. Co. Map 5
Aghilissa1620CPR Jas I 482a
Carne1620CPR Jas I 482a
Charne1620CPR Jas I 482a
(?)Carne1639Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) Car.I $45
(?)Charne1639Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) Car.I $45
~Carn ""a cairn or heap""1834cOSNB Inf. 54 B128
Barony
Knockninny
Parish
Kinawley
Parish in 1851
Kinawley
Townland
None
Place name ID
13566
Place name type
T