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Knockateggal, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Cnoc an tSeagail 'hill of the rye'

Background

The first element in this name is clearly cnoc ‘hill’, which can mean anything from a hill to a small mountain and is common in place-names. The qualifying element is correctly identified in previous analyses and the original form is indeed Cnoc an tSeagail 'hill of the rye'. See also Crockateggal which represents an attested northern pronunciation of cnoc in which n came to be pronounced as [r] from perhaps the 17th century onwards (O’Rahilly 1932, 22-3).

References

FK (2019)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Knockategal1751Reg. Free. Fer. 12
~Cnoc a t-Seagail ""rye-hill""1834J O'D (OSNB) 54 B116
~Cnoc-a''-tseagail ""hill of the rye""1913Joyce iii 442
Barony
Knockninny
Parish
Tomregan
Parish in 1851
Tomregan
Townland
None
Place name ID
20291
Place name type
T