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Tirmacrannon, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Tír Mhic CríonáinMcCrennan’s land/country’

Background

The element tír ‘country, land, territory’ appears in the names of the counties of Donegal (Tír Chonaill) and Tyrone (Tír Eoghain) but in fact can be applied to any size of land-division in Ireland from provinces to townlands (Flanagan & Flanagan 1994, 152). In the current place-name, tír is qualified by the family name Mac Críonáin from críon ‘old, worn out’ which is often anglicised (Mac) Crinion but can also appear as (Mac) Crennan and is of Meath and adjacent areas.

A similar surname features in the name of the barony and parish of Kilmacrennan (Cill Mhic Réanáin Mac Réanáin’s church) in Co. Donegal.

 


References

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Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Tireuickrenan1609Esch. Co. Map 5.30
Tiremackrenan, 1 bal.1618CPR Jas I 410b
Tiremacrenan1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 223
Ter McChenan1659cCensus 1659 40
TeirmccCreenane1661BSD 30
Termacranon1830cHC Sur.& Val.(OSNB) A154 30
Termacrannon1835Land agent (OSNB) A154 30
Termacranon1835Bnd. Sur. (OSNB) A154 30
~Tír mic Rannáin ""MacRannon''s district""1835J O'D (OSNB) A154 30
Termacrannon1837Lewis' Top. Dict. i 323
Barony
Armagh
Parish
Loughgall
Parish in 1851
Loughgall
Townland
None
Place name ID
18036
Place name type
T