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Slieve Binnian, County Down

Origin

Ir. Sliabh Binneáin [sleeoo binyine] ‘mountain of the little peak’.

Background

Peak of 747m in the Mournes, 9km N of Kilkeel

par:Kilkeel bar:Mourne

There is a peak named WEE BINNIAN (460m) a short distance to the south-west, the Ir. name of which is Broinn Bhinneáin [brin vinyine] ‘breast of Binneán’. Slieve Binnian is in the townland of BRACKENAGH EAST UPPER [Great Bennyng c.1568].

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Great Bennyng1568cLythe Map
Bennyng gr.1595Mercator's Ulst.
Bennyng gr.1630cMercator/Hondius Map
Bingan1743Harris Hist. map
Bein-gan, the1744Harris Hist. 120
Slieve Bingan1755Map of Down (OSNB) E35
Bignian1810Wm. Map (OSNB) E35
Slieve Binnian1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) E35
~Binfhinn1834OSL 1909 edn map
~Sliabh Binninn1834OSL 1909 edn map
Slieve Bignian1834cJ O'D (OSNB) E35
~Binneann ""a small peak""1834cOSNB Inf. E35
~Sliabh Binneáin1988Éire Thuaidh
~Sliabh Binneáin ""mountain of the little peak""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 133
Barony
Mourne
Parish
Kilkeel
Parish in 1851
Kilkeel
Townland
Brackenagh East Upper
Place name ID
14905
Place name type
M