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Derrynoose Parish, County Armagh


Ir. Doire Núis [dirra nooish] ‘oak-wood of the beestings or new milk’.


Village is 4.5km SW of Keady

bar: Tiranny

The village of Derrynoose is partly in the townland of MULLYARD and partly in CROSSNAMOYLE. The site of the medieval church is marked by the ruins of a church built c.1622 in the townland of LISTARKELT.           The parish is sometimes known as Maddan which is the site of the present Church of Ireland church [Derenoysse 1427].


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

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Darrynniss1426Reg. Swayne 44
Derenoysse1427Reg. Swayne 55
Darinose1428Reg. Swayne 105
Derrenewose1428Reg. Swayne 101
Derennys1430Reg. Swayne 92
Darenoyss1445Reg. Mey 120
Dyrrenwse1540Reg. Dowdall i 216
Dyrrenwsc (primates'' lands)1541Reg. Dowdall 216 $97
Dyrrenwse (primate''s lands)1541Reg. Dowdall 216 $97A
rect. de Derenoyse1544cReg. Dowdall 94 $128A
rect. de Derenoyse1544cReg. Dowdall 92 $126A
vic. Derenoyse et vic de Balemacolgan1544cReg. Dowdall 92 $126A
vic. de Derenoshe1544cReg. Dowdall 94 $128A
Derenoyse1546Reg. Dowdall ii 92
Dirrynowes1608Anal. Hib. 216
Derrynaoes1609Church Lands Arm. 92
Derynowse1609CPR Jas I 375b
Derynowse1609Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 91
Derenouse,the town of1613CPR Jas I 245b
Derrinouse1613CPR Jas I 245b
Derrynaoes1619CPR Jas I 375b
Dirrynous1619CPR Jas I 374b
Toaghie al Dirrenoos1625Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $1 Car. I
Toaghye al Derronoos,ecclie de1625Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $1 Car. I
Derenoose1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 236
Derynoose1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 222
Derrinove1661BSD 30
Derrynoose1744Reg. Deeds abstracts i $699
Derrynoose1824Eccles. Reg. (OSNB) no.128
Derrinoose1834?Carlisle Top. Dict. (OSNB) no.128
Derry-news1834?OSNB: gen. sources no.128
Derrynoose1834?HC Rept on Pop. Ire (OSNB) no.128
Derrynoose1834?Clergyman (OSNB) no.128
Derrynoose1834?OSNB no.128
Derrynouse1834?Ret. Tds Armstrong's Sur. (OSNB) no.128
Derrynuse1834?OSNB: gen. sources no.128
Derrynuse1834?Map Armagh (OSNB) no.128
Doire Aonghusa ""Aenaes''s oakwood""1834?J O'D (OSNB) no.128
Doire Aonghusa ""Aeneas''s Oakwood""1835J O'D (OSNB) no.128
~Doire Núis1840cMac Bionaid 40 l.54
~Doire Núise1840cMac Bionaid vi 64
~Doire Nuis1852cCCU 164
~Doire Nuise1905Post-Sheanchas 58
~Doire Nuise1915CCU 276
~Doire Nuis1969AGBP 102
~Doire Núis1989GÉ 89
~Doire Núis ""oak-wood of the beestings or new milk1999Dict. Ulst. PN 56
Doire Núis ""oakwood of new milk""2001Arm. Terr, People + Place-names 319
Parish in 1851
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