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Clady More, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Cláidigh Mhór [kladgee wore] ‘great Clady’.

Background

5km SW of Markethill

par: Kilclooney bar: Fews Lower

The townland of Clady More is named from the CLADY WATER which divides it from the townland of CLADY BEG (Ir. Cláidigh Bheag ‘little Clady’) on the east. The name of the stream signifies ‘the one who washes/the strong-flowing one’. There is a village named CLADY MILLTOWNon the north-east boundary of CLADY MORE [Cladiach 1322].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 41

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Cladiach1322Arthurs' Arm. iv 33
Clawdoughe1539Inq. (Mon. Hib.) 44
Cladagh1557Inq. (Mon. Hib.) 45
Leggegaranroe1557Inq. (Mon. Hib.) 45
Leggegarnaroe1557Inq. (Mon. Hib.) 45
Clawdoyghe1607CPR Jas I 102b
Clady1609Esch. Co. Map 5.27
Clawdogh1609Church Lands Arm. 88
Clawdoigh1609CPR Jas I 156a
Cladagh al. Le Garranroe1612CPR Jas I 229a
Cladah + Leggagarrawroe1614Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $4 Jas. I
Claddagh1640Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $40 Car. I
Claddymore1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 224
Cladymore1659Census 1659 33
Claddagh1661Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $10 Car. II
Claddinnoore1661BSD 19
Leggagarran1661BSD 19
Cladymore1664HMR Murray (1941) 171
Cladymore, part of Cladybegg1744Reg. Deeds abstracts i $699
Cladey + Cladeymore1765Arthurs' Arm. v 31
~Cláidigh Mhór ""great Clady""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 41
Barony
Fews Lower
Parish
Kilclooney
Parish in 1851
Kilclooney
Townland
None
Place name ID
13996
Place name type
T