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Glenshane, County Derry

Origin

Ir. Gleann Sheáin [glen hyine] ‘John’s glen’.

Background

The glen is the valley of the head waters of the river Roe, 9.5km WNW of Maghera

par: Dungiven bar: Keenaght

Glenshane has given name to GLENSHANE MOUNTAIN (470m), GLENSHANE FOREST and the well-known GLENSHANE PASS on the main road from Belfast to Derry [Glensenny 1654].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 76

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Glenshane, td of Bennade1397Colton Vis. 42s
Glensenny, the River of1654Civ. Surv. iii 168
~Glean Sion ""stormy glen""1827OSNB Inf. 94 D4 no.2
~Glean-sane ""stormy valley""1827OSNB Inf. 94 D4 no.2
~Gleann Sian ""glen of the storms""1827J O'D (OSNB) 94 D4 no.2
""glen of terror"" (Robert Ogilby Esquire)1835OSM xxx 2?
2567 acres 1 rood 10 perches1835OSM xv 62
Gleann-sion ""the valley of storm"" a very wild and 1835OSM xv 62
Glenconkein, anciently Gleannconchadhain1835OSM xv 51
Glenshane1835OSM xv 27
~""John''s glen""1875Joyce ii 169
~Gleann Sheáin ""John''s glen""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 76
Barony
Keenaght
Parish
Dungiven
Parish in 1851
Dungiven
Townland
None
Place name ID
2353
Place name type
T