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Keady, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. An Céide [an kedga] ‘the flat-topped hill’.

Background

10km S of Armagh

bar: Armagh

The parish of Keady formed part of the neighbouring parish of Derrynoose until 1773 [An Chéideadh c.1854].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 85

Additional Information

T., Td Index 1851

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Caedi P&Plands [?=par Donaghedy,Tyr Domnach Cat1322Arthurs' Arm. iv 32
Sergeants Towne1610Speed's Ulster
(?)Sergeants Towne1638Maps Arm. towns 189
(?)Sergeants Towne1654?Maps Arm. towns 189
(?)Sergeants Towne1680cMaps Arm. towns 189
(?)Sergeantsto..?1689Maps Arm. towns 189
(?)Sergeants Towne1690Maps Arm. towns 189
Keady1794Maps Arm. towns 189
Keady1808Maps Arm. towns 189
Keady1824Maps Arm. towns 189
Keady1830Maps Arm. towns 189
Keady1831Maps Arm. towns 189
Keady1834cRet. Tds Armstrong's Sur. (OSNB) A200
Keady1834cCarlisle Top. Dict. (OSNB) A200
Keady1834cEccles. Reg. (OSNB) A200
Keady1834cPar. Reg. (OSNB) A200
Keady1834cHC Rept on Pop. Ire (OSNB) A200
Keady1834cOSNB A200
Keady1834cBeaufort's Mem. (OSNB) A200
Keady1834cMap Armagh (OSNB) A200
Céide ""a hill level at top""1835J O'D (OSNB) A200
Keady1840Maps Arm. towns 189
~San gCéideadh1854cMeath (McDonnell) 40
~an Ch+ideadh1854cMeath (McDonnell) 37
~An Céideadh1901Omeath Infs (GJ) 157
~An Ceide1969AGBP 103
~Céide, An1989GÉ 53
~An Céide ""the flat-topped hill""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 85
An C,ide ''the flat topped hill''2000Gateway to Ulster Map
An Céide ''the flat-topped hill''2000Gateway to Ulster Map
An Chéideadh ""the flat-topped hill""2001Arm. Terr, People + Place-names 319
An Céide ""the flat-topped hill""2002Culture NI PNN PMcK/JP
An Céide ""the flat-topped hill""2004NIPNP replies KMtoArmTur
Barony
Armagh
Parish
Keady
Parish in 1851
Keady
Townland
None
Place name ID
14009
Place name type
M:V:Y