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Moneyouragan, County Fermanagh

Origin

perhaps Ir. Mónadh Odhargáin ‘Odhargán’s bog’

Background

The historical evidence appears to suggest that the first element of this place-name derives from mónadh, one of many Irish elements that refer to a ‘bog’. The qualifying element is most likely a name, although the inconsistencies in the historical forms makes it difficult to identify what this name might have been. Colin Parmer suggests the personal name Odhargán (NIPNP notes), similar to Dunouragan (Dún Odhargáin ‘Odhargán’s fort’) in Co. Antrim.

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Monaveragan1768Reg. Free. Fer. 4
(?)Munnyocriggan1834OSM xiv 30
~Móin Uí Amhragain ""O''Horigan''s bog""1834J O'D (OSNB) B131 B54
Barony
Clanawley
Parish
Cleenish
Parish in 1851
Cleenish
Townland
None
Place name ID
19640
Place name type
T