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Tobermore, County Derry

Origin

Ir. Tobar Mór [tubbar more] ‘large well’.

Background

5km NE of Draperstown

par:Kilcronaghan bar: Loughinsholin

The well, which was at the eastern end of the main street, had already dried up by the 19th century [Tobarmore 1613].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 141;

Additional Information

Td Index 1851

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
tobarnmore1609Esch. Co. Map 14
1/2 Tubbor Moore1613Lond. Comp. Valuation 307
Tobarmore1613Charter of Londonderry 391
Tubermor1622Phillips MSS (Maps) Plate 24
Tobermore1654Civ. Surv. iii 175,176
Tobarrmore1657Bishop. Der. i 265
Tobermoore Qr1659cCensus 1659 136
Tobermore1661BSDc 62
Tobermore1663HMR (Ò Doibhlin 2) 74
Tobermore1767Par. Tithe Bk (OSNB) No. 9
Tobermore1813Sampson's Map
Tub-ber-+more1834cOSNB Pron. No. 9
~Tobar mór ""great well""1834cJ O'D (OSNB) No. 9
~Tobar-mor ""The great well""1925Munn's Notes 186
~An Tobar Mór1989GÉ 277
~Tobar Mór ""large well""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 141
Barony
Loughinsholin
Parish
Kilcronaghan
Parish in 1851
Kilcronaghan
Townland
None
Place name ID
3797
Place name type
M:V