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Derrylin, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Doire Fhlainn [dirra linn] ‘Flann’s oak-wood’.

Background

18km SSE of Enniskillen

par: Kinawley bar: Knockninny

The personal name Flann which can be either male or female was formerly very common and is the basis of the surname Ó Floinn/Ó Flainn ‘(O’)Flynn’[Derrelin 1609].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 56

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Derrelin1629Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) Car.I $13
Derrolin1629Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) Car.I $13
Derrilin1657c 54 B121
(?)Derrylane1751Reg. Free. Fer. 14
Derrylinn1817GJM M'stephana (OSNB) 54 B121 Knockni
Derrylinn1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) 54 B121
Derrylin1834cOSM xiv 82
~Doire Loin or Floinn ""Flann''s oak wood""1834cOSNB Inf. 54 B121
~Doire Loinn1989GÉ 213
~Doire Fhlainn ""Flann''s oak-wood""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 56
Doire Loinn ""probably representing Doire Fhlainn, 2002Fer. Bilingual Map PMcK
Barony
Knockninny
Parish
Kinawley
Parish in 1851
Kinawley
Townland
None
Place name ID
13644
Place name type
T