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Sessagh of Gallan, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Seisíoch 'sixth'

Background

A seisíoch is a townland subdivision, meaning a ‘sixth’ but more often now representing a ‘third’, which must have been elevated at some time to townland status. This townland appears to have emerged from a subdivision of the townland of Gallan, which now exists as Gallan Upper and Gallan Lower.

References

FK (2020)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Sessagh (of Gallan) Glebe1802Stat. Sur. Tyr. (OSNB) C31 Bk 3
called Sessagh of Gallen1833OSNB: gen. sources C31 Bk 3
Seiseadhach ""a sixth part""1833cJ O'D (OSNB) 3
Gallán ""pillarstone"" or ""place of pillarstones""2001HMC replies HMCsched
Gallán ""pillarstone"" or ""place of pillarstones""2001HMC replies HMCsched
Barony
Strabane Lower
Parish
Ardstraw
Parish in 1851
Ardstraw
Townland
None
Place name ID
20851
Place name type
T