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Islandbane, County Down

Origin

Ir. An tOileán Bán ‘the white island’

Background

Islandbane forms the landward and southern part of a peninsula ending in the townland of Ringhaddy, linking further north to Castle Island.  It is a small townland of  43 acres. The name is clearly Oileán Bán ‘white island’. 

References

KM, 2009

Additional Information

Historical name form

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Barony
Dufferin
Parish
Killinchy
Parish in 1851
Killinchy
Townland
None
Place name ID
17324
Place name type
T