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Kishaboy, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Ciseach Bhuí ‘yellow wattled causeway’

Background

The first element in the form assigned to John O’Donovan ceasach, is a variant form of ciseach ‘wattled causeway; improvised path, footbridge, over soft ground or drain’ (Ó Dónaill). The standard form ciseach as proposed in the NIPNP form is more likely to be the original element as it is pronounced with [ʂ] rather than [s] of ceasach, reflecting the anglicised orthography -sh-. The qualifying element is the colour adjective buí (earlier buidhe). While ciseach is a feminine noun, and therefore usually lenites the following element to derive Ciseach Bhuí. However while lenition is normally marked, it can sometimes be absent in anglicised forms (MÓM, p.c) as can also be seen in An Tulaigh Bhán, appearing as Tullybane in Antrim. The form Kishaboy is therefore the expected anglicised form of Ciseach Bhuí ‘yellow wattled causeway’. The fourth edition 6” historical map of 1900 shows a disused canal which might have been an appropriate place for a causeway or path (OSNI).

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Belonvoy1607CPR Jas I 102b
(?)Ballenvoy al. Moyegh1623CPR Jas I 563a
~don Cheasaigh Bhuidhi1645cCín Lae Ó M. 26
Keashabuoy1830cHC Sur.& Val.(OSNB) A154 74
Keashabuoy1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) A154 74
Kishabuoy1835Custom of Country (OSNB) A154 74
Kishabuoy al. Grange Kishabee1835Proprietor (OSNB) A154 74
~Ceasach buidhe ""yellow wicker bridge or causeway""1835J O'D (OSNB) A154 74
~Ceiseach [buí] ""wickerwork causeway""1869Joyce i 362
Barony
Armagh
Parish
Loughgall
Parish in 1851
Loughgall
Townland
None
Place name ID
18032
Place name type
T