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Loughinisland Parish, County Down

Origin

Ir. Loch an Oileáin 'lake of the island'

Background

Village is 7km W of Downpatrick

bar: Kinelarty

The island, which was the headquarters of the McCartan rulers of Kinelarty, is in Loughinisland Lake in the townland of Tievenadarragh and can be reached by a causeway. It contains the ruins of three churches, of which the middle one is the earliest, as well as an ancient graveyard.

References

P. McKay (1999): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 100

Additional Information

See the village of Loughinisland for historical forms of this name

Historical name form

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Barony
Kinelarty
Parish
Loughinisland
Parish in 1851
Loughinisland
Townland
None
Place name ID
17816
Place name type
P