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Portglenone, County Antrim


Ir. Port Chluain Eoghain [port khlooin oan] ‘landing place of Glenone’.


Town is on E bank of the Lower Bann, 12km W of Ballymena

bar: Toome Lower

Portglenone in the townland of GARVAGHY takes its name from the townland of Glenone (Ir. Cluain Eoghain ‘Owen’s meadow’) which adjoins it on the western side of the Lower Bannin Co.Derry. Before the construction of a bridge c.1680 there was a ferry across the Bann here. The parish of Portglenone was created out of the neighbouring parish of Ahoghill in 1840 [Portecloneonone 1593].


McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 121

Additional Information

T. , part of town extends into T'' O''Crilly, Derry

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Portecloneonone1593JRSAI 310
Port Clanone1642Affairs Ire. (Gilbert) i II 515
~(?)Cluain-eoin1647Trias. Thaum. 184 col.1
the Fort of Glenane and Port1650cWarr Ire. Hist. (O'Laverty) iii 346
Portglonan1669HMR Ant. 153
Portglenoine, Portglenoyne1683Dobbs' Descr. Ant. 381
Protclanone, Portclanone, Portilanone1692Indent. (Staff.) Box 5 no.22
Portlanone1716Reg. Deeds 18-420-9513
(?)Glenon1722Reg. Deeds abstracts i $301
Portlenon1722Reg. Deeds 37-104-21527
Port Gleone. Portglenone1731Reg. Deeds 66-434-47346
Portlenone Town1737Reg. Deeds 84-500-622451
Portglenone1780Lendrick Map
Portglenone al. Portylenone orw. Garvaghy1820Reg. Deeds 761-596-517131
Portglenone - village in tl. of Garvaghy1830OSNB B 35 B 131
~Port Gleanna Eoin ""bank (or fort) of John''s Glen""1830J O'D (OSNB) B 35 B 131
Portglenone...formerly called Clanowen1847EA 301
~Port-gleanna-Eóin ""the port, bank, or landing-pla1913Joyce iii 532
~Port Chluain Eoghain1951GUH 65-66
~Port Chluain Eoghain1969AGBP 99
~Port Chluain Eoghain1989GÉ 262
Toome Lower
Parish in 1851
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