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Tassagh, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. An Tasach [an tassagh] ‘the dwelling’.

Background

9km S of Armagh city

par: Keady bar: Armagh

Ir. tasach appears to be a variant of fas/fosadh ‘abode, dwelling’. The name may refer to a former ecclesiastical settlement. There is an old graveyard in the north of the townland which lies on the west bank of the river Callan [Tassaagh 1539].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 139;

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Tassa1834cGrand Jury Warrant (OSNB) A200
Tassa1834cCess Book (OSNB) A200
Tassagh1834cOSNB A200
Tassagh1834cMap Armagh (OSNB) A200
Tassagh1834cLand agent (OSNB) A200
Tassagh1834cRet. Tds Armstrong's Sur. (OSNB) A200
Meaning Uncertain1835J O'D (OSNB) A200
~Tasach, An1989GÉ 164
~An Tasach ""the dwelling""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 139
An Tassach2000Gateway to Ulster Map
An Tassach2000Gateway to Ulster Map
Tassagh (Dundrum) An Tasach ""the dwelling""2004NIPNP replies KMtoArmTur
Barony
Armagh
Parish
Keady
Parish in 1851
Keady
Townland
None
Place name ID
13989
Place name type
T