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Loughermore, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. An Luachair Mhór ‘the great rushy place’

Background

The name of the townland of Loughermore is corruptly recorded as Balliloghanemore, Ballyloghanmore etc. in a number of 17th century sources,  the first –n- being obviously a scribal error for –r- and the derivation of the place-name is clearly An Luachair Mhór ‘the great rushy place’. There is another townland named Loughermore in the parish of Faughanvale in Co. Derry and a townland named Loughermore Glebe in the Co. Tyrone portion of the parish of Aghalurcher (Luachair Mhór ‘great rushy place’ in PNI viii 199-200).

References

Pat McKay

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Clogher1669HMR Ant. 128
Loghermore1780Lendrick Map
~Luachair Mór ""great rushes""1832cJ O'D (OSNB) A2
~""great rushy place""1875Joyce ii 333
Barony
Antrim Upper
Parish
Grange of Nilteen
Parish in 1851
Grange of Nilteen
Townland
None
Place name ID
18713
Place name type
T