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Reaskcor, County Tyrone

Origin

perhaps Ir. Riasc Corr ‘odd marsh’

Background

The first element in this place-name is probably riasc which means ‘marsh; bogland, moor’. For the second element, appearing as -corr probably represents corr which could conceivably represent one of several words, but in the absence of any evidence of central definite article, the adjective corr ‘odd; uneven, rounded, convex, curved; peaked, projecting; smooth’ (Dinneen) seems most likely.

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Rissecor1609Esch. Co. Map 11 pt Dunganon
Riscor1611CPR Jas I 187a
Riscor1611CPR Jas I 187a
Riscor1614Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $2 Jac I
Riscor1614Inq. Ult. (Down) $2 Jac 1
Riscor1618CPR Jas I 392b
Riscor1618CPR Jas I 392b
Riscorr1619Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $4 Jac I
Riscorr1619Inq. Ult. (Down) $4 Jas 1
(?)Riasge1655cCiv. Surv. 278
Riasge b''bo1655cCiv. Surv. iii 278
Reaskorr1834cOSNB: gen. sources 7
Rosscor1834cMap in poss. S. Crawford (OSNB) 7
~Riasc Corr/Morass of the Cranes1834cJ O'D (OSNB) 7
~Riasc Corr ""marsh where cranes congregate""1936TNCT 39
RescorMap in poss. S. Crawford (OSNB) no.7
Barony
Dungannon Middle
Parish
Donaghmore
Parish in 1851
Donaghmore
Townland
None
Place name ID
20674
Place name type
T