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Carrickmore, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. An Charraig Mhór [an kharrick wore] ‘the large rock’.

Background

16km E of Omagh

par: Termonmaguirk bar: Omagh East

An alias name for Carrickmore village is TERMON ROCK, Termon being the first element of the parish name TERMONMAGUIRK (Ir. Tearmann Mhig Oirc ‘McGurk’s monastic sanctuary’) and rock referring to the rocky hill on which the village is situated. The McGurks were erenaghs or hereditary lay custodians of the parish’s church lands. The site of the former parish church is adjacent to the village of Carrickmore [Termon 1633].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 36

Additional Information

cf. Termonmaguirk Par. 70567

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Termon1455Reg. Mey 333
(?)Carrowmore1608Sur. Ulst. 156
Ballenecarro1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 Car. I
Carrickmore1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 car. I
Termon1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 Car. I
Carrigmore1655cCiv. Surv. p.360
Carrickmore1666HMR Tyr. (2) 250
Carrickmore or Sooly Wood - all birch1751Abercorn Geb. 38 $101
Carraicmor ""the great Rock""1830cOgilby, A. C34
Carrickmore1830cOSNB: gen. sources C34
Carrickmore (Sir H Stewart)1830cProprietor (OSNB) C34 iii
Deroran (J. Wilson)1830cLand agent (OSNB) C34 iii
Village (at E corner) & Station of Termon Rock1830cOSNB C34
Carraic mhór ""great rock""1833cJ O'D (OSNB) C34
Carraic mhór ""great rock""1833cJ O'D (OSNB) C34,iii
Doire Odhrain ""Oak-wood of Odhran""1833cJ O'D (OSNB) C34,iii
Tearmonn Mhic Oirc ""Magurk''s termon or sanctuary""1833cJ O'D (OSNB) C34
carraig mhor - Big rock1920cTNCT 62
An Charraig Mhór ""the big rock""1996NIPNP posters Omagh
~An Charraig Mhór ""the large rock""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 36
Barony
Omagh East
Parish
Termonmaguirk
Parish in 1851
Termonmaguirk
Townland
None
Place name ID
5004
Place name type
T