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Portglenone Parish, County Antrim

Origin

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

Background

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].

References

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

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Port Chluain Eoghain ""landing place of Glenone or 2002Culture NI PNN PMcK/JP
Barony
Toome Lower
Parish
Portglenone
Parish in 1851
Portglenone
Townland
None
Place name ID
1548
Place name type
P