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Carrickmore or Termon Rock, 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

Additional Information

Termon Rock is part of the settlement name

Historical name form

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Barony
Omagh East
Parish
Termonmaguirk
Parish in 1851
Termonmaguirk
Townland
Carrickmore
Place name ID
5005
Place name type
M:S:Y