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Crossmaglen, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Crois Mhic Lionnáin [krush vik linnine] ‘Mac Lionnáin’s cross’.

Background

22km SW of Newry

par: Creggan bar: Fews Upper

The surname Mac Lionnáin may be a variant of Ó Lionnáin ‘Lennon’ or, possibly, of Mag Leannáin ‘MacGlennan’. The first element of the place-name may refer to the intersection of roads in the middle of the town [Crosmoyglan 1609].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 51

Additional Information

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Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Crosmoyglan1609Esch. Co. Map 5.27
Crosse1639Murray's Creggan 24
Crosse 1/2 vil1640Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $36 Car. I
Crosse1655Cromwell Confisc. 28
Crosse1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 227
Crosse1657cHib. Reg. Fewes
Crosse 1/2 Towne1661BSD 15
Crosse1672cHib. Del. 28
~An Chros1760cMac Cumhaigh (b) 125 l.205
Cross1766Families Creggan 41,43
Cross1804Stat. Sur. Arm. (Coote) 222
Crossmaglin1804Stat. Sur. Arm. (Coote) 222
Crossmaglin village1804Stat. Sur. Arm. (Coote) 91
Crossmaglen1830Bnd. Sur. (OSNB) A/E63,no.196
Crossmaglen1830cRet. Tds Armstrong's Sur. (OSNB) A/E63,no.196
Cros Meg Fhloinn ""Magloin''s Cross""1834cJ O'D (OSNB) A/E63,no.196
Crossmaglen1835Evans's Return (OSNB) A/E63,no.196
Crossmaglen1835cRev. D. Atkinson (OSNB) A/E63,no.196
Crossmaglen1835cHugh O'Callaghan (OSNB) A/E63,no.196
Cros-magh-gleana the cross of the shading1838Donaldson's Fews 98
~Cross Mhig Fhloinn1905Post-Sheanchas 55
Crossmaglen In old times - the Cross1923Murray's Fews 108
~Crois Mhic Lionnáin1969AGBP 102
~Crois Mhic Lionnáin1989GÉ 80
~Crois Mhic Lionnáin ""Mac Lionnáin''s cross""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 51
Crois Mhic Lionn in ''Lennon''s Cross''2000Gateway to Ulster Map
Crois Mhic Lionnáin ''Lennon''s Cross''2000Gateway to Ulster Map
Crois Mhic Lionnáin ""Lennon''s cross""2003NIPNP replies PMcK/PNíU
Barony
Fews Upper
Parish
Creggan
Parish in 1851
Creggan
Townland
Crossmaglen/Monog/Rathkeelan
Place name ID
14221
Place name type
M:V:Y