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Bush River, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. An Bhuais [an wooish] ‘the cow-like one’.

Background

Rises at Bush Head, 6.5km SE of Loughguile. Enters the sea at Bushfoot, 2km N of Bushmills

The river name appears to be that of the goddess who was believed to dwell therein [(per) Buás c.670].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 31

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)trí Buidir Búase1160cTBC (LL) l.4694
Buas1200cBuile Suibhne 102
Boys1586EA 329
Boys1586EA 329
Bois1604CPR Jas I 58a
Boyeis1610CPR Jas I 183a,184a
Boish1633Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Car.I $23
~Buas1633cCéitinn i 164
Bush1655cCiv. Surv. x $60b,$67ab
the Bush Water1655cCiv. Surv. x $60b,$67a
the Bush Water1655cCiv. Surv. x $67b
the Bush Water1655cCiv. Surv. x $60a
Bush flu1672cHib. Del. Antrim
~[O] Bhuais17thcEA 329
~Buas ""abounding in cows""1832J O'D (OSNB) B14
Binevenagh1835OSM xi 3, 9
Binevenagh (NE pt of par; pt of NI basaltic chain)1835OSM xi 7
Binevenagh/Benyevenagh (highest point in parish)1835OSM xi 1
Clear Holes (3 springs)1835OSM xi 12
~Buas1847EA 330
~An Bhuais1989GÉ 195
~An Bhuais1989GÉ 195
~for...Bhuais5160AAFM i 90 AW
[Per] Buas670cEA 244,330
[per] Buas fluium670cTírechán (Bieler) 161 48 (3)
Barony
Dunluce Lower
Parish
Dunluce/Billy
Parish in 1851
Dunluce/Billy
Townland
Walk Mill/Ballyness
Place name ID
342
Place name type
M:W