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Portmuck, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. Port Muc [port muck] ‘port/harbour of pigs’.

Background

On Island Magee, 5km E of Larne

par: Islandmagee bar: Belfast Lower

Portmuck has given name to the little island called the ISLE OF MUCK which lies just off the coast [Portmok 1320].

References

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

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Portmuck, Rector de1306Eccles. Tax. 58
Portmok1320Cal. Canc. Hib. (EA) i 28
Portmulke1583EA 271
rectory of Rincheven al. Portmucke1589EA 58
Port Muck1595Mercator's Ulst.
Portmuck1605Inq. Ant. (DK) 43,51
Portmuck1608CPR Jas I 122a
Portmuck1621CPR Jas I 524ab
Portmucke1621Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Jac.I $7
Portmucke1633Regal Visit. (Reeves TCD) ?
Portmucke1669HMR Ant. 42
Portmuck1672cHib. Del. Antrim
Portmuck1780Lendrick Map
~Port Muc ""port or bank of the swine""1832cJ O'D (OSNB) A17 A198
~Port Muc ""port/harbour of pigs""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 121
Barony
Belfast Lower
Parish
Island Magee
Parish in 1851
Island Magee
Townland
None
Place name ID
16741
Place name type
T