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Derryhoar, County Tyrone

Origin

Of uncertain origin

Background

The first element of this place-name is doire ‘oak-wood’ the most well-known example of which is the county name Derry. The second element is obscure, it might be corcagh ‘marsh’ in the form Doire Chorcach ‘oakwood of the marsh’ although there is no evidence for the second [k] syllable of corcagh in the historical forms.

We might also consider Doire Chora ‘oakwood of the weir’.

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Derichorhah1614Inq. Ult. (Down) $2 Jac 1
Dirichorhah1614Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $2 Jac 1
(?)Dirichorchagh1618CPR Jas I 392b
Dirichorhagh1618CPR Jas I 392b
(?)Dirryconragh al1619Inq. Ult. (Down) $4 Jas 1
(?)al Dirrychorhah1619Inq. Ult. (Down) $4 Jas 1
Dirryconragh al Dirrychorhah1619Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $4 Jac I
(?)~Doire Odhar/Grey Oak Wood1834cJ O'D (OSNB) 7
(?)~Doire/Oak wood1834cOSNB: gen. sources 7
(?)~Oir/Furze1834cOSNB: gen. sources 7
~Doire Ur ""new oak grove, not long planted""1936TNCT 38
Barony
Dungannon Middle
Parish
Donaghmore
Parish in 1851
Donaghmore
Townland
None
Place name ID
20657
Place name type
T