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Shantallow, County Derry

Origin

Ir. Seantalamh [shantaloo] ‘old land’.

Background

On N edge of Derry city

par: Templemore bar: NW Liberties of Londonderry

The adjective ‘old’ may have connotations of ‘long cultivated’ [Shantallow 1654].

References

A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 130;

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Shantallow1654Civ. Surv. iii 222
Shantallon1659cCensus 1659 124
Shantallow1663HMR (Ò Doibhlin 2) 45
Shantallagh1825Irish Soc.
~""old land""1869Joyce i 577 (ind.)
~Shean-talamh ""The old cultivated land""1925Munn's Notes 262
~Seantalamh1989GÉ 271
~Seantalamh ""old land""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 130
Cornshell, Shantallow townland2001Bryson, Streets of Derry 55
Cornshell, Shantallow townland2001Bryson, Streets of Derry 150
Shantallow, Na Sean-tSaileacha [+mem]2001Bryson, Streets of Derry 150
Barony
Londonderry, North-West Liberties of
Parish
Templemore
Parish in 1851
Templemore
Townland
None
Place name ID
513
Place name type
T