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Carrowreagh, County Down

Origin

Ir. An Cheathrú Riabhach ‘the grey or speckled quarter(land)’

Background

The large townland of Carrowreagh includes the eastern portion of the town of Dundonald. Its name is recorded as Balle-Carrowreagh alias Carowreagh in 1623 and it clearly derives from Irish An Cheathrú Riabhach ‘the grey or speckled quarter(land)’. Carrowreagh is a common townland name. In all there are thirty-three townlands so named, most of them in Ulster and Connacht. 

References

P. McKay, 2009

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference

Ceathramh Riabhach

1834cJ O'D (OSNB) No. 38

Ceathramh Riabhach ""speckled quarter""

2001HMC replies HMCsched

Clearly Ceathramh Riabhach ""speckled quarter""

2001HMC replies HMCjun01
Ballinecarrowreagh1605CPR Jas I 73a
Ballicarvreagh1612CPR Jas I 236a
Ballicarowreigh1620Ham. Patent [1620] xxi
Balle-Carrowreagh al Carowreagh1623Ham. Copy Inq. [1623] xlii
Balle-Kerowreagh1623Ham. Copy Inq. [1623] xxxiv
Carrowreagh1625cRaven Map Clandeboye 30
Carrowreagh1625cRaven Map Clandeboye 30, 31
Ballecarrowreagh or Carowreagh1630Ham. Patent [1630] xiii
Carrowreagh1630Ham. Patent [1630] xii
Ballecarrowreagh al Caruereagh1645Inq. Ult. (Down) $104 Car. I
Carri Reagh1659cCensus 1659 87
Carrowreagh1661BSD 127
Carereagh1663Sub. Roll Down 284
Barony
Castlereagh Lower
Parish
Dundonald
Parish in 1851
Dundonald
Townland
None
Place name ID
6767
Place name type
T