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Ardmore, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Ard Mór ‘great height’

Background

Ard is probably the most common term used in place-names to signify ‘height’, or, as an adjectival prefix, ‘high’ and while it is usually difficult which of the two are the original interpretation, the second element here is clearly another adjectival element, mór ‘big, great’ and therefore ard more than likely means ‘height’.


References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Ardmore1657c 52 B115
Ardmore (tate, claimed by R Netterville)1662cCourt of Claims $412
Ardmore (E of r. = Colebrooke, M~S~)1672cHib. Del. Fermanagh
Ardmore1680BSD (Ó Maolagáin) 536
Ardmore1748Reg. Free. Fer. 9,16
Ardmore1759Reg. Free. Fer. 17
Ardmore1767Reg. Free. Fer. 8,11,33
~Ard Mór ""great height or hill""1834cJ O'D (OSNB) 52 B115
Ardmore(Sir Arthur Brooke''s holding )1835,OSM iv 23
""great height""1869Joyce i 386
Barony
Magherastephana
Parish
Aghavea
Parish in 1851
Aghavea
Townland
None
Place name ID
9430
Place name type
T