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Clare, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Clár ‘plain’

Background

The element clár ‘level surface’ is often used in place-names to refer to a ‘plain’, and without qualification (as is the case here), it appears as Clare in Co. Armagh and in Co. Clare, where it also appears as the name of the county.

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Clare1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 Car. I
Clare (Revd J. McGuirke)1830cClergyman (RC) (OSNB) C34
Clare (Revd JC Beresford)1830cClergyman (OSNB) C34
Clare (Sir H Stewart)1830cProprietor (OSNB) C34
Clare (Sir H Stewart)1830cProprietor (OSNB) C34 iii
Clár ""level lands""1830cOgilby, A. C34
Clár ""a plain, a level""1833cJ O'D (OSNB) C34,iii
Clár ""a table, a plain""1833cJ O'D (OSNB) C34
clar - a level plain1920cTNCT 62
Barony
Omagh East
Parish
Termonmaguirk
Parish in 1851
Termonmaguirk
Townland
None
Place name ID
4748
Place name type
T