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Clonalig, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Cluain an Laig ‘meadow of the hollow’


Background

The element cluain means ‘meadow’ or ‘pasture land’ and is typically anglicised clon as can be seen here in Clonalig. The second element lag/log ‘hollow’ is introduced by the definite article an, the remains of which can be seen in the modern form of the name as the medial syllable [a].

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Clonligge1640Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $36 Car. I
Clonalig al Clonleg1655cCromwell Confisc. 30
Clonleege1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 227
Clonleege1657cHib. Reg. Fewes
Clonligg1659Census 1659 32
Clonaligg1766Families Creggan 41,43
Clonaligg1830Bnd. Sur. (OSNB) A/E63,no.196
Clonaligg1830cDawson Esq. (OSNB) A/E63,no.196
Clonaligg1830cRet. Tds Armstrong's Sur. (OSNB) A/E63,no.196
Clonaligg1830cEvans's Return (OSNB) A/E63,no.196
Cluain-Liac ""park of the great stone""1830cBallymore inf. A/E63,no.196
Cluain a Luig ""Lawn or Meadow of the Hollow""1834cJ O'D (OSNB) A/E63,no.196
Clonalig1835cRev. D. Atkinson (OSNB) A/E63,no.196
Clonalig1835cHugh O'Callaghan (OSNB) A/E63,no.196
~Clanalig Clanna-leice The slothful tribe1838Donaldson's Fews 98
~Clonalig Cluain na leac the meadow of the flagsto1923Murray's Fews 108
~Cluain na log the meadow of the pools1923Murray's Fews 108
Cluain an Laig ""meadow of the hollow""2003NIPNP replies PMcK/PNíU
Barony
Fews Upper
Parish
Creggan
Parish in 1851
Creggan
Townland
None
Place name ID
14254
Place name type
T