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Dunamuggy, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. Dún na mBogach ‘fort of the bogs or marshes’

Background

The townland of Dunamuggy is most likely named from a motte which stands in the east of the townland and of which the Ordnance Survey Memoir of 1838 remarks: ‘in the townland of Dunamuggy, in a level tract of land extending along the eastern side of the parish, is a tumulus or mound 18 feet high…outside which is a parapet varying in height from 2 to 6 feet. The mound is to all appearance formed of earth, but on examining its southern side it seems that the earth merely forms a coating and that it is constructed of stones……A few inequalities resembling the traces of foundations are the only vestiges of a building which is said to have once stood on it…The ground about it is spouty and abounds in springs, a stream from one of which flows by its southern side (OSM xix 123). The name of the townland doe not appear to be recorded prior to 1832 (OSNB).

References

Pat McKay

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
~Dún na mBogach ""fort of the bogs""1832cJ O'D (OSNB) A2
~Dun-na-mbogaigh ""fort of the bogs""1913Joyce iii 339
Barony
Antrim Upper
Parish
Donegore
Parish in 1851
Donegore
Townland
None
Place name ID
5428
Place name type
T