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Magheramason, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Machaire Measáin [maghera masine] ‘plain of the (place of) mast or forest fruits and nuts’ [Magheremason 1661].

Background

On Co. Derry border, 7km SSW of Derry city

par: Donaghedy bar: Strabane Lower

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 103

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Machaire maisan ""the field for food""1830cOgilby, A. C23
Magherymesson (Sr Jn Burgoyner)1830cLand agent (OSNB) C23
Maghrymason1830cOgilby, A. C23
machaire masain ""Masan''s plain""1833cJ O'D (OSNB) C23
Magheramason,Lord Abercorn1836OSM v 92
machaire Masain _ Massan''s plain; or machaire mais1920cTNCT 66
~Machaire Measáin ""plain of the (place of) mast or1999Dict. Ulst. PN 103
Barony
Strabane Lower
Parish
Donaghedy
Parish in 1851
Donaghedy
Townland
None
Place name ID
816
Place name type
T