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Islandhill, County Down

Origin

Eng. island + hill

Background

The form of this name and paucity of early spellings suggest that it was coined by English speakers (for a discussion of the element island in Ulster place-names see Ó Mainnín 1989-90).  There is an area of high ground in the vicinity (on which a rath is situated) which is probably the ‘island’ the townland is named from. 

References

Hannan R. J. (1992): Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. 2 p. 192

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Iland Hill1659cCensus 1659 93
Island Hill1830cTythes Applot. (OSNB) E 167, E 24
Islandhill1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) E 167, E 24
Islandhill1833High Const. Applot. (OSNB) E 167, E 24
Barony
Ards Lower
Parish
Donaghadee
Parish in 1851
Donaghadee
Townland
None
Place name ID
6806
Place name type
T