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Legacurry, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. Log an Choire ‘hollow of the cauldron’

Background

The name of the townland of Legacurry is (corruptly) recorded as Lagaglire c.1659 and as Leggawhirry in 1780 and the derivation of the name of the townland is clearly Lag an Choire ‘hollow of the cauldron’, i.e. ‘cauldron-like hollow’. In all there are nine townlands named Legacurry, including one in the parish of Drumbo in Co. Down, three in Co. Tyrone and two in Co. Monaghan (Log an Choire, L. Log. Mhuineacháin 41).

References

PMcK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Maherinane1657cHib. Reg. Dunluce
Lagaglire1659cCensus 1659 15
Leggawhirry1780Lendrick Map
~Lag a''Choire ""hollow of the cauldron""1832cJ O'D (OSNB) B16 B106
Lag-a''-choire ""the hollow of the coire or caldron""1869Joyce i 431
Barony
Dunluce Upper
Parish
Kilraghts
Parish in 1851
Kilraghts
Townland
None
Place name ID
16140
Place name type
T