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Legg, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Lag ‘hollow’

Background

There is also a Leglehid in the same parish, perhaps Lag Leathaid ‘broad hollow’, ‘hollow of the breadth’ by way of contrast with this name.

References

FK (2019)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Legg1817GJM M'stephana (OSNB) Magheraboy 54 B
Legg Island1834cOSM xiv 70
Legg td mountain 964.90 ft above sea level1834cOSM xiv 71
~Lag (a hollow)1834cOSNB Inf. 54 B162
Barony
Magheraboy
Parish
Inishmacsaint
Parish in 1851
Inishmacsaint
Townland
None
Place name ID
7260
Place name type
T