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Seskinore, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Seisceann Odhar [sheskin oar] ‘brownish bog’ [Shaskannoure 1613].

Background

9.5km SE of Omagh

par: Clogherny bar: Omagh East

References

A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 130;

Additional Information

(sometimes Seskanore)

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Shaskanoure1609Esch. Co. Map 17 Omey
Shascannoure1613CPR Jas I 222b
Sheskunore1655cCiv. Surv. 333
Seskenor1666HMR Tyr. (2) 249
Seskinore T.,vil,Mrs Mary Perry1834OSM xx 25
Seskinore, 3 forts1834OSM xx 28
Seskinore,sch1834OSM xx 25,26
Seskinore (Mr Wilson)1835cOSNB Inf.
~Seisceann Mor ""Great Quagmire or Sedgy Marsh""1835cJ O'D (OSNB)
~Sescenn-mhór: great marsh1913Joyce ii 392
~Sheskin odhar: pale grey marshy bog1920cTNCT 54
~Seisceann Odhar1989GÉ 270
Seisceann Odhar ""the brown marsh""1996NIPNP posters Omagh
~Seisceann Odhar ""brownish bog""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 130
Barony
Omagh East
Parish
Clogherny
Parish in 1851
Clogherny
Townland
None
Place name ID
8490
Place name type
T