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Douglas, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. Dúghlas ‘black stream’

Background

The townland of Douglas appears to be named from Douglas Burn which forms the north and west boundaries of the townland and flows into the Glenwhirry River a short distance to the south. Roughly half of the townland is in the neighbouring parish of Glenwhirry. There are two other Irish townlands named Douglas, including the townland and town of Douglas in Co. Cork (Dúglas GÉ 97). There is also a townland named Douglas or Ligfordrum in the parish of Ardstraw in Co. Tyrone

References

PMcK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Part of Douglass1780Lendrick Map
Pt. of Douglass1780Lendrick Map
Dubhghlaise ""black streamlet""1832cJ O'D (OSNB) B138 B42
~Dubhghlaise ""black streamlet""1832cJ O'D (OSNB) B44 B91
~Dubhghlaise ""black stream""1869Joyce i 456
~Dubhghlaise ""black stream""1869Joyce i 456
Barony
Antrim Lower
Parish
Racavan/Glenwhirry
Parish in 1851
Racavan/Glenwhirry
Townland
None
Place name ID
16758
Place name type
T