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Killydressy, County Down

Origin

Ir. Ceathrú Dhreasach‘brambly quarter’

Background

The Killy- portion of this name, which doubtless prompted the OSNB suggestion Coille Driseach ‘wood of brambles’, appears to have replaced an earlier Carrowdressagh which strongly suggests an original Ceathrú Dhreasach ‘brambly quarter’.

References

Hughes A. J. (1992): Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. 2 p. 131

Additional Information

N.B. reassigned from Witter parish to Ballyphilip between 1851 and 1961

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Carrowdrissagh1631Inq. Ult. (Down) $20 Car.I
Carrowdressagh1637cSav. Ulst. 373
Carrowdressagh1644Inq. Ult. (Down) $104 Car.I
Carrowdressagh1659Census 1659 91
Killydressy1810Wm. Map (OSNB) E.34
Killydressy1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) E.34
Killydressy1830cHigh Const. Applot. (OSNB) E.34
Killydressy1832Reg. Free. (OSNB) E.34
Killydrissy1834cMr Nugent (OSNB) E.34
~Coille driseach ""wood of brambles""1834cJ O'D (OSNB) E.34
Barony
Ards Upper
Parish
Ballyphilip
Parish in 1851
Witter
Townland
None
Place name ID
17350
Place name type
T