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Kittybane, County Derry

Origin

Ir. Céide Bán ‘white (flat-topped) hill’

Background

The Irish element céide ‘hill’ often refers in particular to a flat-topped hill (Flanagan & Flanagan 1994, 49). In the north, it typically appears as ‘keady’ in anglicised forms, such as in the unqualified townlands of Keady in Derry, Tyrone and Fermanagh. A similar spelling is seen in the historical forms Kedebane (1613) and Kedibaine (1613) but the medial consonant has been devoiced from [d] to [t] in later formsKettybane (1686) and Cattybane (1814), and this change is also attested in the modern form Céide Bán ‘white (flat-topped) hill’.

References

FK (2019)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Kedebane1613Lond. Comp. Valuation 301
Kedibaine1613Charter of Londonderry 389
Kedebrene1622Phillips MSS (Maps) 150
Kittibane1654Civ. Surv. iii 223
Kedyhane1657Bishop. Der. i 260
(?)Hubane1663HMR (Ò Doibhlin 2) 47
Kettybane1686Bishop. Der. ii 108 $279
Cattybane1814Sampson (Munn) 96
~Céide Bán ""white hillock""1830J O'D (OSNB) 93 C1
~Ceidh-bana ""The white hillock""1925Munn's Notes 96
~Ceidhe-ban ""The sloping hill""1925Munn's Notes 96
~Coillte-bana ""The white woods""1925Joyce (Munn) 96,3.432
Kittybane, An Céideadh Bán, the White hilltop2001Bryson, Streets of Derry 109
Barony
Tirkeeran
Parish
Clondermot
Parish in 1851
Clondermot
Townland
None
Place name ID
722
Place name type
T