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Portora, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Port Abhla [port aula] ‘port of the orchard’.

Background

On NW outskirts of Enniskillen

par: Rossorry bar: Magheraboy

The name is a shortened form of Port Abhla Faoláin [port aula fweeline] ‘port of Faolán’s orchard’ [(co) Port Abla Faoláin 1439].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 121

Additional Information

Historical name form

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Barony
Magheraboy
Parish
Rossorry
Parish in 1851
Rossorry
Townland
None
Place name ID
8195
Place name type
T