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Derrymeen, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Doire Mín  ‘level oakwood’

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 qualifying element is clearly mín ‘smooth, level’.

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Dirrimore1609Esch. Co. Map
Dirrimeene1611CPR Jas I 211b
Dirremeene1629Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $8 Car. I
Dirrymeene1629Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $8 Car. I
Derrimen1655cCiv. Surv. iii 312
Derrymeine1661Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $19 car. II
Diremeen1661HMR Tyr. (2) 224
Derrymeen (115a arable)1835cOSM xx 57
~doire meadhon - Middle oak wood1920cTNCT (1st edn) 33
~doire min - Pleasant oak wood1920cTNCT 13
Barony
Clogher
Parish
Errigal Keerogue
Parish in 1851
Errigal Keerogue
Townland
None
Place name ID
20715
Place name type
T