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Durless White, County Tyrone

Origin

Dúrlas  ‘strong fort’ + E. White

Background

Dúrlas  ‘strong fort’ dúr + lios, < Lisdurlis 1615, ie ‘fort of Durless’. Lishdowlish 1666 may possibly refer to Durless Black i.e. Lios Dubhlis ‘fort of the black fort’.  There is still a ringfort in Durless White (enclosure, SMR). A parallel name with a large fort is Doorless townland E of Cookstown.

References

KM (2010)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Lisdurlis1615CPR Jas I 299b
Lisdurlis1629Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $8 Car. I
Lisburles1655cCiv. Surv. iii 313
Lisdurlis1661Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $19 Car. II
Barony
Clogher
Parish
Errigal Trough
Parish in 1851
Errigal Trough
Townland
None
Place name ID
20735
Place name type
T