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Lettershendony, County Derry


Ir. Leitir Seandomhnaigh [letcher shandoanee] ‘hillside of the old church’.


6.5km ESE of Derry city

par: Cumber Lower bar: Tirkeeran

The ‘old church’ may be Domhnach Seanlis ‘church of the old fort’, the name of a church said to have been founded by St Patrick, the site of which was adjacent to SEINLIS FORT which formerly stood on KILLENNAN HILL. There was also an old church a short distance to the north in the townland of OGHIL from the site of which a stone cross was removed in 1898 to a Catholic graveyard in the adjoining townland of MULLABOY [Litter Shandenoy 1622].


Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Litter Shandenoy1613Lond. Comp. Valuation 302
Littershandeny1622Phillips MSS (Maps) 151
Lettershanne1654Civ. Surv. iii 231,232
Lettershaune1659cCensus 1659 127
Littershanan1663HMR (Ò Doibhlin 2) 48
Lettershendeny1814Sampson (Munn) 113
~Lathuir san Dinnibh ""place in the hills""1827OSNB Inf. 93 C15
~Litir Seanduine ""hill of the old man""1827J O'D (OSNB) 93 C15
~""the old man''s hillside""1869Joyce i 405
~Leitir-sean-domhnaig ""The wet hill slope of the o1925Munn's Notes 112
~Leitir-sean-duine ""The old man''s wet hill side""1925Joyce (Munn) 113,1.405
~Leitir Seanduine1989GÉ 245
~Leitir Seandomhnaigh ""hillside of the old church""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 95
Lettershandony (Leitir sean domhnach)2000Faughan Chs 49-72
Cumber Lower
Parish in 1851
Cumber Lower
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