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Sixmilecross, County Tyrone

Origin

Na Corracha Móra [na koragha mora], originally Na Corracha ‘the round hills’

Background

12km ESE of Omagh

par: Termonmaguirk bar: Omagh East

Sixmilecross is named from a staggered crossroads in the middle of the village which was reckoned to be six Irish miles from Omagh. The Ir. name for Sixmilecross is Na Corracha Móra [na koragha mora], originally Na Corracha ‘the round hills’, the plural adjective móra ‘big’, having been added to distinguish it from the other place named Na Corracha, i.e. Oritor which lies 20km to north-east and to which the element beaga ‘small’ has now been added [(go haonach) na gCorrach 1930].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 131;

Additional Information

T.; spelt Six Mile Cross 1851

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Carramore [a district?]1610Speed's Ulster
Six Mile Cross1777Taylor & Skinner 255a
Six Mile Cross Rd.1777Taylor & Skinner 36a
Six-mile-cross, village, barony of Omagh1802Stat. Sur. Tyr. (McEvoy) 160
Irish name in County Books ""Coragh"" or ""Caragh""1830cOSNB C34 iii
Six Mile Cross (J. Wilson)1830cLand agent (OSNB) C34 iii
Tulaigh Néill ""Neal''s Hill1830cOSNB: gen. sources C34 ii
Tullyneal, part of Six mile Cross1830cOSNB: gen. sources C34,ii
takes name from distan[ce] from Omagh & Pomeroy1830cOSNB C34 iii
town of Six mile cross gives name to the townland1830cOSNB C34 iii
~go haonach na gCorrach1930cSgéalta Mh. L 75
~na Corracha(í), sometimes na Corracha Móra1933Sgéalta Mh. L 207
~Na Corracha Móra1989
~Na Corracha Móra originally Na Corracha ""the roun1999Dict. Ulst. PN 132
Na Coracha Móra ""the big moors/marshes""2002PNP talk PMcK/Omagh DC
Barony
Omagh East
Parish
Termonmaguirk
Parish in 1851
Termonmaguirk
Townland
None
Place name ID
8365
Place name type
M:V:Y