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Stakernagh, County Tyrone


perhaps Ir. Stácarnach ‘place abounding in tree stumps, stacks, stakes or posts’


There is a townland in Co. Donegal named Stackarnagh for which The Placenames Branch has proposed Stacarnach, interpreted by O’Donovan as 'a place abounding in stakes or trunks of trees' ( It is possible that the current townland is derived similarly. Dinneen lises stáca as referring to ‘a stack (of hay, corn etc.), whereas Ó Dónaill describes the same element as referring to ‘a stake, a post’. Along with the suffix -arnach, which can be translated as ‘place abounding in’, the lexical meaning of Stácarnach may be one of ‘place abounding in tree stumps, stacks, stakes or posts’.



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Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Stuckkernagh al Skaghernagh1609Esch. Co. Map 11 Dunganon pt
Stuckkernagh al Skaghernagh1609Esch. Co. Map 11 pt Dunganon
Stackernagh al1611CPR Jas I 187a
Stackernagh/Skaghernagh1611CPR Jas I 187a
Staghernagh1611OSNB: gen. sources 7
al Skaghernagh1611CPR Jas I 187a
Stackernagh1614Inq. Ult. (Down) $2 Jas 1
Stackernagh1614Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $2 Jac I
Stakernagh1618CPR Jas I 392b
Stakernagh1618CPR Jas I 392b
Stackernagh1619Inq. Ult. (Down) $4 Jas 1
Stakernagh1619Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $4 Jac I
Stackarnagh1621CPR Jas I 536a
Starkannagh b''bo1650cInq. Ult. (Tyrone) $50 Car I
Stakernagh1655cCiv. Surv. 278
Stakernagh1655cCiv. Surv. iii 278
Skekernagh1661BSD 201
Skekernagh1661BSD 201
Stacernagh1666HMR Tyr. (2) 241
Stacernagh1666HMR Tyr. (2) 241
Starkannagh1829Inq. Ult. (Down) $50 Car 1
Stakernagh1834cJ O'D (OSNB) 7
Tomag1834cOSNB: gen. sources 7
Tomog1834cMap in poss. S. Crawford (OSNB) 7
Tomog/Small Bush1835cJ O'D (OSNB) 7
~Toigh Cearnaigh/Kearney''s House1835cJ O'D (OSNB) 7
Stakernagh ~Stacan Achadh ""a place where stakes or1936TNCT 40
Dungannon Middle
Parish in 1851
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