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Campsie, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Camsan [kamsan] ‘river bends’.

Background

Suburb on the E side of Omagh

par: Cappagh bar: Omagh East

The bends are in the CamowenRiver which forms the northern boundary of the townland [Campsie 1661].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 33

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Campsie; Campsey (Jas Wilson)1830Res. Gent. (OSNB) no.30(2)
Campsie Camus ""a winding""1833cJ O'D (OSNB) no.30(2)
Campsie1835cOSM v 20
camasaigh - a bend in the river or a winding road1920cTNCT 50
~Camsán ""river bends""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 33
Barony
Omagh East
Parish
Cappagh
Parish in 1851
Cappagh
Townland
None
Place name ID
20465
Place name type
T