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Moneycarrie Upper, County Derry

Origin

Ir. Móin na Corr  ‘bog or moor of the weir’

Background

Whilst the initial element of this name can be confused with muine, as previously discussed, the element móin, meaning a ‘a bog or peat-moss; occas. in wider sense a moor, waste’[1] in Irish place-names should be considered here.  Munn comments that ‘there is bog and marsh along the river which is formed by the Agivey River.[2]The final element appears to derive from cora, which can mean ‘a weir; a rocky crossing place in a river’.[3] The OS 1:50,000 map marks a weir on the southern boundary of the townland of Moneycarrie Lower. [4]



[1]
eDIL s.v. móin

[2] Munn’s Notes, 14

[3] http://www.teanglann.ie/en/fgb/Cora

[4] OS 1:50,000 sh. 8

References

PMcK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Monacarra1610Bishop. Der. i 57
Monacarra1615Bishop. Der. i 103
Monacarra1615CPR Jas I 279b
Monnacarra, termon/erenagh land Aghadowy, 1 b''bet1634Bishop. Der. ii 337 $428
Mony Cary1653cBishop. Der. i 246
Moneycarne1654DS Par. Map (Munn) 14
Moynecarne1654Civ. Surv. iii 161
Monitary1659cCensus 1659 144
Minicarry1663HMR (Ò Doibhlin 2) 63
Maynecarne1672cHib. Del. Co.Londondery
Moneycarie1814Sampson (Munn) 14
~Moin or Muine Carraigh ""of the scabbed""1832OSNB Inf. 93 B135
~Móin a Charaidh ""bog of the weir""1832J O'D (OSNB) 93 B135
~Móin-na-caraidh ""bog of the weir""1913Joyce iii 510
~Moin-na-Caraidh ""The bog of the Weir""1925Joyce (Munn) 14, 3. 510
~Muine-ic-Cariaig ""Shrubbery of the McCarthy''s""1925Munn's Notes 14
Móin na Caraidh ""bog of the weir""1991NIPNP posters Coleraine
Barony
Coleraine
Parish
Aghadowey
Parish in 1851
Aghadowey
Townland
None
Place name ID
1989
Place name type
T