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Brickkilns, County Derry

Origin

perhaps E. Brick Kilns

Background

A previous proposal involves analysing this place-name as a hybrid form, with the first element deriving from Irish breac, a root element meaning ‘speckled’, and the English word ‘kiln’, although no similar name is attested anywhere else in Ireland.

The interpretation of the latter appears to be correct, as the OS 6” map of 1832 indicates a quarry in the townland. One possibility is that the entire name is of English origin, and perhaps the first element is simply ‘brick’, and ‘brick kiln’ refers to a kiln in which bricks are baked or burned.

The 1613 form Brehime might then be a corruption of the name of the adjacent townland of Prehen.

References

FK (2019)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Brehime1613Charter of Londonderry 389
~Brickkilns and Prehen1830OSNB 93 C1
~Breac-kilns ""The speckled kilns""1925Joyce (Munn) 89,3.149
Barony
Tirkeeran
Parish
Clondermot
Parish in 1851
Clondermot
Townland
None
Place name ID
19119
Place name type
T