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Tirmurty, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Tír na Muircheartach, 'land/territory of the Murtaghs'

Background

The element tír ‘country, land, territory’ appears in the names of the counties of Donegal (Tír Chonaill) and Tyrone (Tír Eoghain) but in fact can be applied to any size of land-division in Ireland from provinces to townlands (Flanagan & Flanagan 1994, 152).

 

The qualifying element is identified correctly in the NIPNP suggested form as Muircheartach, in the plural form Tír na Muircheartach, 'land/territory of the Murtaghs'. In Ireland, this tends to be a Leinster name, but in Ulster it is sometimes Scottish, synonomous with Murdoch (MacLysaght 1957, 231).

References

FK (2020)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Tirenemuriertagh1613CPR Jas I 258a
Tirenmuriertagh1613CPR Jas I 258a
(?)Tirenemarcortagh1629Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $9 Car. I
Terenemuriertagh1629Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $4 Car. I
Tirenemuriertagh1629Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $4,9 Car. I
Tyrenemuriertagh1629Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $4 Car. I
Tyrenemurriertogh1655cCiv. Surv. 381
Tyrmurerty1655cCiv. Surv. 380
Tyrmurrity (Revd Criffan)1828Clergyman (OSNB) no.30(1)
Tír Muircheartaigh ""Murtagh''s land""1833cJ O'D (OSNB) no.30(1)
tir Murtagh - Murty or Murtagh''s district1920cTNCT 50
Tír na Muircheartach ""land/territory of the Murtag2003PNP talk PMcK/Omagh DC
Barony
Strabane Upper
Parish
Cappagh
Parish in 1851
Cappagh
Townland
None
Place name ID
4373
Place name type
T