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Slatady, County Down

Origin

Ir. Sleacht Aidí  Aidí’s memorial cairn or grave mound’

Background

Aidídh (Modern Irish Aidí) was the father of the Aonghas from whom the family of Magennis (Mac Aonghasa ) is named. A district in Kilcoo in south Down was named Muntereddy (Muintir AidídhAidí’s people’) and the family of Ó hAidí or ‘Haidy/Haddy’ were lords of Uí Eachach, now the barony of Iveagh, from the 10th to the mid-12th century, before the Magennises took control (PNI iii 101n, vi 7,14). 

References

P. McKay, 2009

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference

Slat Fhada ""long rod""

1834cJ O'D (OSNB) E 124
Slatady1811Marriage Downshire (OSNB) E 124
Slatady1830cTreas. Warrant (OSNB) E 124
Barony
Castlereagh Upper
Parish
Knockbreda
Parish in 1851
Knockbreda
Townland
None
Place name ID
17560
Place name type
T