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Carncoggy, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. Carn Cogaidh 'cairn of the war'

Background

The first element in this place-name is carn which is typically interpreted as 'cairn' or ‘heap of stones’ and can often make reference to a stone-built mound, especially a burial monument (HDGP 60). Carn also appears in the townlands anglicised as Carn in counties Derry, Fermanagh and Armagh (logainm.ie). 

There are two forms assigned to John O’Donovan for the second element. The first cóigeadh (1832)is a variant form of cúige 'province', however the earlier form cogadh 'war, battle' is more likely given the reference to the townland as a supposed 'battle site' (OSM 16, 87):

‘It is believed that a severe battle took place at the Fairy Hill in the townland of Carncoggy’

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Carncocky1635Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Car.I $36
Carnecoggy1635Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Car.I $44
Cornecogie1635Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Car.I $95
Carncoge1657cHib. Reg. Dunluce
Carncogie1659cCensus 1659 11
2 Qrs of Corcagy1669HMR Ant. 75
Carncoge1672cHib. Del. Antrim
Carncogry1780Lendrick Map
~Carn Cogaidh ""carn of the wars""1827J O'D (OSNB) 93 B50
~Carn Cóigidh ""carn of the province""1832J O'D (OSNB) B19
Carncoggy (supposed battle site)1837OSM xvi 87
Carncoggy (supposed battlefield)1837OSM xvi 95
Carn Cogthaigh ""Cairn of the Warrior""1934Magill's Antrim 75
Barony
Dunluce Lower
Parish
Derrykeighan
Parish in 1851
Derrykeighan
Townland
None
Place name ID
18471
Place name type
T