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Claudy, County Derry

Origin

Ir. Clóidigh [klodgee] ‘the one who washes/the strong-flowing one’.

Background

14km SE of Londonderry

par: Cumber Upper bar: Tirkeeran

Clóidigh represents a variant form of Cláidigh, a common name for streams and rivers (see Clady above).In this case it may represent a former local name for this section of the river Faughan which borders the townland on the south. There is also a stream which enters the Faughanclose to the east end of the village and a stream named GLENRANDAL WATER which flows into the Faughana short distance to the south-west [Cládech c.1680].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 42

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)J Brown of Comber Clady, prop Aghinlark [Der?]1834cOSNB: gen. sources NB 128;D52
Barony
Tirkeeran
Parish
Cumber Upper
Parish in 1851
Cumber Upper
Townland
None
Place name ID
915
Place name type
T