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Carrickbrack, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. An Charraig Bhreac ‘the specked rock’

Background

The common place-name element carraig ‘rock’ is typically anglicised with a devoiced final consonant in the form carrick. It appears without qualification as the name of 20 townlands that are named Carrick across Ireland. In this place-name, carraig is qualified by the element breac ‘speckled’ which appears frequently in place names.  There are two other townlands named Carrickbrack, both of which are in Co. Donegal.

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Carrickbracke1609Esch. Co. Map 5.26
Carrickbracke1612CPR Jas I 196a
Taribracke1623Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $8 Jas. I
Carrickbrack1630Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $8 Car. I
Carreckbrack1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 229
Carrickbrack, ye half towne of1659Census 1659 30
Carrickbracke1661BSD 5
Carrickbrack1830cPrentis' MS (OSNB) NB 115
Carrickbrack1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) NB 115
Car-rick-brack1834?OSNB Pron. NB 115
Carrickbrack1834?Land agent (OSNB) NB 115
Carrickbrack1834?Evans's Return (OSNB) NB 115
Carrig breac ""The Speckled Rock""1835Ballymore inf. NB 115
~Carraic-bhreac ""Speckled Rock""1835J O'D (OSNB) NB 115
~Carraig Bhreac ""speckled rock""1955O'Kane's Killevy app.a(i)
Barony
Orior Lower
Parish
Ballymore
Parish in 1851
Ballymore
Townland
None
Place name ID
14413
Place name type
T