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Finvoy Parish, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. An Fhionnbhoith [an innwoy] ‘the white hut/monastic cell’.

Background

Hamlet is 6.6km S of Ballymoney

bar: Kilconway

The site of the monastery may be marked by FINVOY GRAVEYARD which lies 4km to the south-west, in the townland of VOW, a name which appears to represent Ir. An Bhoith [an woy], an abbreviated form of the parish name An Fhionnbhoith, seeArtnagross. There is also an old graveyard a short distance to the west of the hamlet of Finvoy in the townland of KNOCKANS[Le Fynmaugh 1333].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 69/70

Additional Information

Historical name form

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Barony
Kilconway
Parish
Finvoy
Parish in 1851
Finvoy
Townland
None
Place name ID
18921
Place name type
P