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Moneyneany, County Derry

Origin

Ir. Móin na nIonadh [moyn na neenoo] ‘bog of the wonders’.

Background

4km NW of Draperstown

par: Ballinascreen bar: Loughinsholin

There are traditions associating this townland with fairies and enchantment, including a story of a well the water of which would curdle new milk [Monaneney 1622].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 109

Additional Information

(sometimes Moneyneaney)

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Monaneney1622Phillips MSS (Maps) Plate 30
Mononiny1654Civ. Surv. iii 190
Moyneniny (x3)1654Civ. Surv. iii 178
Moynin1654Civ. Surv. iii 177
Moyneegne1659cCensus 1659 137
Moyneniny1661BSDc 64
Munaneny1663HMR (Ò Doibhlin 2) 66
Moninientagh1813Sampson's Map
~Moin a monach ""the spotted mountain""1821MacCloskey's Stat. Report 62
~Móin na n-Iongantas ""the bog of wonders""1834OSL (Derry) 84
Moneyneany1834cReceived usage No. 16
Munny-+nean-y1834cOSNB Pron. No. 16
~Magh na n-iongnadh ""plain of the wonders""1834cJ O'D (OSNB) No. 16
Moneyneany, mountain, 1824 feet1835OSM xv 1
~Meen na neenthus ""the plains of wonders""1836OSM (Loughrey) 21
~Muine-na-n-iongantas ""The hill of the wonders""1925Munn's Notes 48
~Móin na nIonadh1989GÉ 254
~Móin na nIonadh ""bog of the wonders""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 109
Barony
Loughinsholin
Parish
Ballynascreen
Parish in 1851
Ballynascreen
Townland
None
Place name ID
3748
Place name type
T