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Tullynagardy, County Down

Origin

Ir. Tulaigh na gCeardaithe ‘hillock of the artisans/artificers’

Background

The earliest recorded spelling of Tullynagardy is Carrowtullehagard which indicates that the name of the townland was formerly prefixed by the element ceathrú ‘quarter’. A number of the early spellings lack the final –y of the modern place-name, suggesting that an earlier form of the name was Tulaigh na gCeard, ‘hill of the artisans, artificers’, where ceard is another form of ceardaí

References

Hannan R. J. (1992): Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. 2 p. 236

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Carrowntullehagard1636Inq. Ult. (Down) $75 Car. I

Tomegardy al Milecross

1659cCensus 1659 94
Carrowtullehaggard als Tullenegardy1675Montgomery MSS 268 n.35
Ballynegardis1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) E 32

Tulaigh na Gárda ""hill of the guard""

1834cJ O'D (OSNB) E 32
Barony
Castlereagh Lower
Parish
Newtownards
Parish in 1851
Newtownards
Townland
None
Place name ID
6761
Place name type
T