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Knockawaddy, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir.Cnoc an Mhadaidh ‘hill of the dog’

Background

The origin of this townland is identified correctly in previous proposals as Cnoc an Mhadaidh ‘hill of the dog’. There are no eminences of note in the townland, but the name might be a borrowing. Alternatively, the hill in question might be a peak of 375ft in the adjacent townland of Dernaglug and Drumaa (OSNI).

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Knockavoggye1629Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) $6 Car.I
(?)Knockawilt1629Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) $6 Car.I
~Cnoc a Mhadaidhe ""hill of the dog""1833J O'D (OSNB) B134 B67
~Cnoc a Mhuilt ""hill of the wether""1833J O'D (OSNB) B134 B67
""the dog''s hill""1869Joyce i 480
Barony
Clankelly
Parish
Clones
Parish in 1851
Clones
Townland
None
Place name ID
13593
Place name type
T