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Glenkeen, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Cluain Chaoin ‘fair, pleasant meadow’

Background

Consideration of the modern form alone might prompt an analysis of the first element as gleann as is proposed in the form assigned to John O’Donovan. However, the early forms clearly indicate that the first element (which is anglicised clon-) in fact derives from cluain 'meadow or lawn'. The second element is caoin ‘fair, pleasant’.

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Clunkine1665HMR Fer. (1) 8
Clunkine1665HMR Fer. (2) 6
Clunkine1665HMR (Ò Gallachair 1) 214
~Gleann Caoin ""beautiful valley""1834OSNB Inf. B53 B75
~Gleann-caoin ""pleasant glen""1913Joyce iii 367
Barony
Lurg
Parish
Derryvullan
Parish in 1851
Derryvullan
Townland
None
Place name ID
7174
Place name type
T