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Annaghmore, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. Eanach Mór  ‘great marsh or bog’ 

Background

The name of this townland clearly goes back to Irish Eanach Mór ‘great marsh or bog’ as suggested by O'Donovan’s ‘great morass’.  Annaghmore is a flat, low-lying townland, on the shore of Lough Neagh, and, although most of it has now been drained, the OSNB of 1828 remarks: ‘portion of the townland is bog.  The whole is low, flat ground, very subject to inundation’.  The Down Survey Parish Map of c.1657 describes Annaghmore as being ¼ of Tullaghbegg (1657c).  This seems to reflect the arrangement in the area whereby a number of townlands have ‘detached portions’ lying a short distance to the west of their main portions.  In this case Annaghmore appears to have previously formed the ‘detached portion’ of Tullaghbeg, which lies roughly two miles to the east of it. 

References

(info. from McKay, P. (1995): Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. 4 p. 86)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Annaghmoore, part of Tullabegg1657cDS (Reg.) Duneane
Annamoore 1/4 of Tullaghbegg1657cDS (Par. Map) Duneane
Annughmore1657cHib. Reg. Toome
Annaghmore1661BSD 135b
Annaghmore, part of Tullaghbog1661BSD 133
Enaghmore1661Inq. Ult. (Antrim) $5 Car.II
Enaghmore1661Inq. Ult. (Antrim) $5 Car.II
Enaghmore1669HMR Ant. 151
Annaghmore1684Lodge RR Chas II ii 292
Anaghmore1712Reg. Deeds 10-133-3227
Anaghmore1766Belfast News Letter Aug 1
Anaghmore1780Lendrick Map
Anaghmore1785Duff's Lough Neagh
Annaghmore1828OSNB A 40
~Eanach Mór ""great morass""1828J O'D (OSNB) A 40
~""great marsh""1869Joyce i 534 (ind.)
Eanach Mor ""Great Marsh""1934Magill's Antrim 63
Barony
Toome Upper
Parish
Duneane
Parish in 1851
Duneane
Townland
None
Place name ID
18518
Place name type
T