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Skegatillida, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Sceitheog an tSeilide ‘thorn-bush of the snail’

Background

The first element in this name is sceitheog ‘thorn-bush’, which is anglicised similarly in the townland name Skegoneill (Sceitheog an Iarla ‘thorn-bush of the earl’) in Co. Antrim. The second element is seilide ‘snail’. The [t] consonant in the modern form is a genitive inflection that appears on seilide in the genitive. There is a similarly named townland Legatillida which derives fromLag an tSeilide ‘hollow of the snail’, in Co. Fermanagh. Names of animals feature commonly as qualifying elements in Irish place-names, see Muhr (1999) for further examples.

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Skiogtelite1609Esch. Co. Map
Skeekelite1623Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $8 Jas.I
Skegogenetelly1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 229
Shiogitillydy1661BSD 5
Skeygotelleydy1661BSD 10
Skeggetallow1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) no.115
Skigaballtage1830cPrentis' MS (OSNB) no.115
Skegatallage1834?OSNB no.115
Sgeich a [w]allaigh ""the wild thorn (or snails)""1834cBallymore inf. no.115
Skeeagatallaghe1834cEvans's Return (OSNB) no.115
Skig-ha-til-her1834cOSNB Pron. no.115
Skigatallagh1834cLand agent (OSNB) no.115
Skigatallagh1834cSamuel Bryson (OSNB) no.115
~Sgiathog a tsailigh ""bush of the sallows""1834cOSNB Inf. no.115
Skigatallagh1838OSM vol.1 pp7-8,13,15,17
Sceach a''tSeilide ""the snail''s thornbush""1955O'Kane's Killevy app.a(iv)
Sceitheog an tSeilide ""thorn of the snail""1999Cel. Ulst. Tds 14
Baile na hAbhna Mór ""townland of the river, big""2004NIPNP replies KMtoArmTur
Barony
Orior Lower
Parish
Ballymore
Parish in 1851
Ballymore
Townland
None
Place name ID
17865
Place name type
T