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Lanmore, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Lann Mór perhaps ‘big church’

Background

The element lannmeans‘land, ground, site’ (Ó Dónaill) but it can also refer more specifically to a house, chamber or church (Dinneen), although there appear to be any buildings of particular significance within this townland.

The townland is home to a Roman Catholic chapel, designated St. Patrick’s on the OSNI 6” map of 1900. While we cannot be sure that this is the referent of lann in Lann Mór (perhaps ‘big church’), the OSNB interpretation suggests that the name refers to an ecclesiastical building, rather to a site of land.

The 1672 form Gartcashell presumably belongs to another townland.

References

FK (2019)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Gartcashell1672cHib. Del. Fermanagh
Lawmore1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) 54 B160
~Lann Mór1834cOSNB Inf. 54 B160
~Lann Mór ""big church or depository""1834cJ O'D (OSNB) 54 B160
Barony
Clanawley
Parish
Killesher
Parish in 1851
Killesher
Townland
None
Place name ID
20107
Place name type
T