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Cordarragh, County Fermanagh

Origin

perhaps Ir. Corr Darach ‘hill of the oak’

Background

The anglicised form cor typically derives from corr which means a ‘projection’ of some kind or other, or a ‘pointed hill’ (Flanagan & Flanagan 1994, 61). In some cases, the meaning of corr can be extended to include ‘round hill’ or ‘hollow’ (logainm.ie). It can also denote an attribute when it appears as a prefix and can mean ‘pointed’ ‘conspicuous’ or ‘odd’ (logainm.ie). In association with dair ‘oak’, the most likely meaning of corr is probably ‘hill’,. However, given that there are no obvious eminences within the townland (OSNI), so the suggestion Corr Darach ‘hill of the oak’ remains tentative.

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Corgaragh & Legnehorne 1 tate (Oghy O''Hossy)1611CPR Jas I 217b
Cordoragh1657c 54 B159
Coryaragh1659Census 1659 106
Cordora1672cHib. Del. Fermanagh
Cordaragh1751Reg. Free. Fer. 10
Cordoragh1751Reg. Free. Fer. 9
Corradorragh1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) 54 B159
~Corr a Darach ""round hill of the oak""1834cJ O'D (OSNB) 54 B159
""round hill of the oaks or oakwood""1913Joyce iii 254
Barony
Clanawley
Parish
Killesher
Parish in 1851
Killesher
Townland
None
Place name ID
20081
Place name type
T