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Dunnaree, County Tyrone

Origin

Dún a Rí ‘fort of the king’

Background

Another possible derivation is Dún an Fhraoigh ‘fort of the heather’, though this seems less likely.  There are remains of a fort in this townland.  Dunnaree Hill (800’) is on the border with the townland of Collow. There are townlands named Dunaree in Monaghan and Cavan and a townland named Doonaree in Galway.

References

Pat McKay/ Kay Muhr

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Dounarea1609Esch. Co. Map 17 Omey
Dounarea1610CPR Jas I 164b
Donaree1619CPR Jas I 429a
Donaree1619CPR Jas I 429a
Donaree1655cCiv. Surv. 350
Donaree1655cCiv. Surv. 350
Dunnaree1835cMap Tyr. M&K (OSNB) no.44
~Dun na Riogh ""Fort of the Kings""1835cJ O'D (OSNB) no.44
~Dun a'' fhraoich: Fort of the heath or heather1920cTNCT 6
~Dun a'' rí: The king''s fort1920cTNCT 6
Dún an Fhraoigh ""fort of the heath, heather""2003PNP talk PMcK/Omagh DC
Dún an Rí ""fort of the king""2003PNP talk PMcK/Omagh DC
Barony
Omagh West
Parish
Longfield West
Parish in 1851
Longfield West
Townland
None
Place name ID
3495
Place name type
T