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Unshinagh Mountain, County Antrim

Origin

Ir.Uinseanach ‘place of ash trees’

Background

The three townlands called Unshinagh are adjacent to each other inland in Glencloy, with Unshinagh Mountain higher up the hill.  It clearly functioned originally as mountain grazing for the lower townlands of the name, which is Uinseanach ‘place of ash trees’ .  The Petty maps (1672) and ASE (1669) spell Ursename, Urshenagh, confusing r andn, but the element is well known, based on a variant of Modern Irish fuinseann ‘ash tree’.

References

Kay Muhr

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Ursename1657cHib. Reg. Glenarm
Urshenagh1669ASE 169b
Ursenam1672cHib. Del. Antrim
Unshinagh1780Lendrick Map
~Uinseannach ""abounding in ash trees""1832cJ O'D (OSNB) B7 B34
~""land abounding in ash-trees""1869Joyce i 506
uinseannach ""place of ash trees""1982Dallat's Tickmacrevan x 39
Barony
Glenarm Lower
Parish
Tickmacrevan
Parish in 1851
Tickmacrevan
Townland
None
Place name ID
16395
Place name type
T