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Donaghanie, County Tyrone


Ir. Domhnach an Eich [doanagh an egh] ‘church of the horse’.


6km SE of Omagh

par: Clogherny bar: Omagh East

According to a local legend, the horse belonged to St Patrick and it achieved fame by kicking and killing an amphibious creature which emerged from LOUGHPATRICK! The site of the ancient church is marked by a graveyard on a nearby hill [Domhach an Eich 1518].


McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 57

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
ag Domnach an Eich [defeat after raid]1518ALC ii 228
breith forra ag Domhnach an Eich1518AFM v 1342
~ag Domhnach an Eich1518AFM v 1342
Donaganeigh Grange1609Esch. Co. Map 17 Omey
Donogheney1609CPR Jas I 377b
Donaghaneagh""1655cCiv. Surv. 355
Donoghonee1655cCiv. Surv. 360
Donoghonee, the church lands of1655cCiv. Surv. 360
Donaghenee1666HMR Tyr. (2) 249
Donaghanie td1834OSM xx 25
Donaghanie, 4 forts1834OSM xx 28
Donaghanie, old ch 5th Cen1834OSM xx 27
Donaghanie (Mr Wilson)1835cOSNB Inf.
~Domhnach an Eich ""Church of the Horse""1835cJ O'D (OSNB)
~Domhnach-an-eich: the church of the steed1869Joyce i 319
~Domhnach an eich: church of the steeds1920cTNCT 54
~Domhnach an Eich1969AGBP 136
~Domhnach an Eich (Donagha''nie Upper)1989GÉ 214
Domhnach an Eich "" church of the horse""1999Cel. Ulst. Tds 17
~Domhnach an Eich ""church of the horse""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 57
Domhnach an Eich ""church of the horse""2002PNP talk PMcK/Omagh DC
Omagh East
Parish in 1851
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