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Laney, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. An Léana “the meadow”

Background

Another possibility for this place name comes from from leithne “breadth” or something similar, referring to the townland’s position extending right across Glencorp from Gruig Top to the summit of Cross Slieve.

References

CP

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Glencort1672cHib. Del. Antrim
Leany1816Shaw Mason's Par. Sur.
Tarney (?)1816Shaw Mason's Par. Sur.
Laney1825cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) B92/B93
Loney1830Bnd. Sur. (Lett.)
Leany1832Clergyman (OSNB) B92
~Léana ""a meadow""1832J O'D (OSNB) B92
Barony
Glenarm Lower
Parish
Layd
Parish in 1851
Layd
Townland
None
Place name ID
18662
Place name type
T