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Aghnagreggan, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Achadh na gCreagán 'field of the little rocks'

Background

The first element in this name is achadh which is used in place-names in reference to ‘a field’, an expanse used for grazing rather than tillage.  The second element is creagán which appears in the plural, evidence of which exists in the na form of the definite article, and in the initial mutation of [k] to [g] in creagán 'little rock'.

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Aghnegregan1609Esch. Co. Map 17 Omey
Aghnegregan1615CPR Jas I 274b
Aghnegregan1618Inqs Tullaghoge (Ó Doibhlin) 174
Aghnegregan1620CPR Jas I 479a
Aghnegregan1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 Car. I
Aghnacragan1655cCiv. Surv. p.360
Aghinagrogan1666HMR Tyr. (2) 250
Achanagrogan ""Bank in the bosom""1830cOgilby, A. C34
Aghnagreggan1830cOSNB: gen. sources C34
Aghnagreggan (Revd JC Beresford)1830cClergyman (OSNB) C34
Aghnagreggan (Sir H Stewart)1830cProprietor (OSNB) C34
Aughnegregan (Revd J. McGuirke)1830cClergyman (RC) (OSNB) C34
Achadh na gcreagán ""Field of the little rocks""1833cJ O'D (OSNB) C34
Achadh na gcreagán ""field of the rock""1833cJ O'D (OSNB) C34
achadh na g-creagan - Field of the little rocks1920cTNCT 62
Achadh na gCreagan1930cSgéalta Mh. L 153
Achadh na gCreag n ""field of the little rocks""2003PNP talk PMcK/Omagh DC
Barony
Omagh East
Parish
Termonmaguirk
Parish in 1851
Termonmaguirk
Townland
None
Place name ID
4751
Place name type
T