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Carnamuck, County Down

Origin

Ir. Ceathrú na Muc ‘quarterland of the pigs’ 

Background

The earliest-recorded spellings leave no doubt that the first element of the place-name is ceathrú ‘quarter/quarterland’, rather than carn ‘cairn’ as suggested by the modern spelling, and the most satisfactory interpretation of Carnamuck is Ceathrú na Muc ‘quarterland of the pigs’.  The townland of Carnamuck adjoins the townland of Castlereagh on the north-east. 

References

P. McKay, 2009

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference

Ceathramha na Muc ""quarter of the swine""

1834cJ O'D (OSNB) E 124

Ceathrú na Muc ""the quarterland of the pigs""

1991NIPNP posters Belfast
Ballicarrownemuckee1605Inq. Ult. (Down) $2 Jac I
Carnamuck1623Ham. Copy Inq. [1623] lv
Carrownemucke1640Inq. Ult. (Down) $86 Car I
Carnymuck1659cCensus 1659 88
Carnemuck 1/2 towne1661BSD 121
Carrownemurke1663Sub. Roll Down 285
Carnemuck1745Map of Down (OSNB) E 124
Carnemuck1810Wm. Map (OSNB) E 124
Carrownamucke als Carnemuck1811Marriage Downshire (OSNB) E 124
Barony
Castlereagh Upper
Parish
Knockbreda
Parish in 1851
Knockbreda
Townland
None
Place name ID
17452
Place name type
T