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Gortaree, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Gort an Rí ‘fort of the king'

Background

Another possible derivation of this name is Gort an Fhraoigh ‘field of the heather’, although this seems less likely given previous proposals of Gort an Rí ‘field of the king’. There is another Gortaree in the parish of Killesher.

References

FK (2019)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Gortery1620CPR Jas I 482b
Gortery1659Census 1659 117
Gortarees al. Gorteen1834OSNB 54 B116
~Gort a Righ ""field of the king""1834J O'D (OSNB) 54 B116
""field of the king""1875Joyce ii 511
Barony
Knockninny
Parish
Tomregan
Parish in 1851
Tomregan
Townland
None
Place name ID
13801
Place name type
T