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Artrea Parish (Derry Portion), County Derry

Origin

Ir. Ard Tré [ard trey] ‘Tré’s height’.

Background

(usually Ardtrea)

Hamlet is 4.5km ESE of Cookstown

bar: Loughinsholin

Artrea takes its name from the virgin saint Tré who is referred to as Trea ingen Chairthind Tré daughter of Cáirtheann’ in c.830AD and whose feast day was celebrated on August 3rd. A large portion of the parish of Artrea lies in the neighbouring barony of DUNGANNON UPPER in Co. Tyrone [(airchindeach) Arda Trea 1127].

References

Additional Information

+ Tyr, Dungannon Upper

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Barony
Loughinsholin
Parish
Artrea
Parish in 1851
Artrea
Townland
None
Place name ID
19037
Place name type
P