Derrykeighan Parish, County Antrim
Ir. Doire Chaocháin [dirra kheeghine] ‘Caochán’s oak-wood’.
Village is 7.5km N of Ballymoney
bar: Dunluce Lower
The personal name Caochán signifies ‘purblind/dim-sighted’. The site of the medieval parish church, and also of an early church, is marked by the ruins of a later church in the village [(o) Daire Chaechain c.800].
ReferencesMcKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 55
Historical name form
|Old Form||Ref. Date||Reference|
|Cluainte Fionnain ""Finians'' Meadows""||1934||Magill's Antrim 78|
- Dunluce Lower
- Parish in 1851
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