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Larne, County Antrim


Ir. Latharna [laharna] ‘descendants of Lathar’.


Town is on E Antrim coast, 6km N of Carrickfergus

bar: Glenarm Upper/Belfast Lower

According to legend, Lathar was one of the twenty-five children of Úgaine Mór, a pre-Christian king of Ireland. In the early historical period Latharna was a subkingdom of Ulster and it is only in fairly recent times that the name has been used for the parish and town of Larne. The southern portion of the town is in the parish of INVER, barony of BELFAST LOWER[(i) l-Latharnu c.1160].


Additional Information

T., Inver portion (Td Index 1851); Mun. Boro. 1961

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
a Lathairnib (císa tuath nUlad)1050cLebor na Cert 90 l.1340
co hEchdach Lathach co Latharnu1100cTBC (Rec. I) l.3455
co hEchdaich Lathach co Latharnu (Tochestol Ulad)1100cTBC (Rec. I) 105 l.3468
cu Rind Semni 7 Latharnai (Trian Fintain)1160cMesca Ulad l.18
for Latharnu1160cImm. Dá T. $5
ótá Rind Semni 7 Latharnai co.. Dub 7 co Drobaís1160cMesca Ulad l.130
~i Latharnaibh1198AFM iii 114
~i lLatharnu1199AU ii 230
Cellach m Bleidine ríg Latharna (Dal A)1200cDescendants Ir xiv 88
Latharna1200cBuile Suibhne 78
Latherne1213EA 324
a Laithirni1392cST Temra $26
Latharna1400cBuile Suibhne 78
Learne, the lands of the town of1591Cal. Canc. Hib. (EA) 54
Learne1603CPR Jas I 7b
the Larne1604CPR Jas I 58a
Larne1605Inq. Ant. (DK) 43,50
Larne, barony of1605Inq. Ant. (DK) 50
Tuogh-Larne1605CPR Jas I 121b
Tuogh-Larne1605CPR Jas I 78a
Tuoghlarne1605Inq. Ant. (DK) 51
the Larne1605Inq. Ant. (DK) 49
the Larne1605Inq. Ant. (DK) 49
Inverr-in-Laherne1621CPR Jas I 506a
Laherne1621CPR Jas I 506a
Laherne1621CPR Jas I 506a
Tuoghlarne1621Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Jac.I $7
Tuoghlarne1621CPR Jas I 524a
[i] Lotharnaibh1633cCéitinn ii 118
~Latharna, in regione1647Trias. Thaum. 146-7
The Parrish of Learne1650cHib. Reg. Glenarm
Learne1655cCiv. Surv. x $62b
Inver al. Learne1657cHib. Reg. Glenarm
Inver al. Learne1657cHib. Reg.
Inwer1659cCensus 1659 3
Learn1659cCensus 1659 5
Learn1659cCensus 1659 5
Learne1666ASE 49b
Learne1666ASE 49b
Learne1667ASE 169b
Larne Parish & Towne1669HMR Ant. 164
Learne1669ASE 169b
Larne1672cHib. Del. Antrim
Larne P.1780Lendrick Map
Larn[parke] D1812EA 332
Larne1812Stat. Sur. Ant. (Dub.) 621
~Latharne ""this was an old Irish tribe""1833J O'D (OSNB) 27 B118
Inver-an-Laharna ""the river-mouth of (the territor1869Joyce i 126
~Latharna.from Lathair,son of Hugony the Great1869Joyce i 126
~Latharna1989GÉ 243
~Latharna1989GÉ 243
~Latharna ""descendants of Lathar""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 93
Latharna ""descendants of Lathar""2002Culture NI PNN PMcK/JP
~Magh Latharna2559AAFM i 8 AW
~i Latharna, Rath Bacain3529AAFM i 36 AW
Lia Line LocharnaO.Ir.FB l.8465
Belfast Lower
Parish in 1851
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