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Ballysroonagh, County Fermanagh

Origin

perhaps Ir. Baile Sruthánach ’townland of the streamlets’

Background

The form assigned to John O’Donovan for this name, Baile Sruthánach ‘town of streamlets’ is representative of the modern form, however, there do not appear to be any streams within the townland, unless they are so small that they are unmarked on any common maps. The anglicised component -sroonagh is not attested elsewhere as a place-name element and in the absence of any further evidence we will assume that this JOD form Baile Sruthánach ’townland of the streamlets’ is the most likely original form.

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Ballysoanagh1834OSM xiv 29
~Baile Sruth√°nach ""town of streamlets""1834J O'D (OSNB) B128 B54
Barony
Clanawley
Parish
Cleenish
Parish in 1851
Cleenish
Townland
None
Place name ID
19566
Place name type
T