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Slapragh, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Slaprach ‘wet, soggy land’

Background

The place-name Slapragh is not attested as a townland name anywhere else in Ireland, which is surprising as it clearly derives from slaprach ‘wet, soggy, land’ (Ó Dónaill).

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Slapragh1834OSM xiv 12,30
Slapragh (846 ft.)1834OSM xiv 12
~Slaprach ""bad, rough land""1834J O'D (OSNB) B131 B54
~Slaprach ""rough bad land - same as Cabrach""1913Joyce iii 557
Barony
Clanawley
Parish
Cleenish
Parish in 1851
Cleenish
Townland
None
Place name ID
7731
Place name type
T