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Feroy, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Fáladh Riabhach ‘speckled enclosure’

Background

The modern form of this name appears to be a contraction of the original form containing fáladh ‘enclosure’, indicated by Falle- in the early 17th century forms. The original form Fáladh Riabhach may be variously translated ‘grey, dun, dull, streaked, brindled or furrowed enclosure’ but we have no reason to disagree with the previous NIPNP interpretation of ‘speckled enclosure’.

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Fallerea1609Esch. Co. Map 11 pt Dunganon
Fallerea1615CPR Jas I 274a
Fallerea1620CPR Jas I 478b
Fallerea1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 Car. I
Faulrey1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 Car. I
Farle1655cCiv. Surv. 301
Ffarle1661BSD 174
Fearle1672Hib. Del.
Feroy1834cOSNB: gen. sources 7
~Fear-Fhaithche/Grassy Green1835cJ O'D (OSNB) 7
~feur fhaithche ""a grassy lawn""1936TNCT 38
Fáladh Riabhach ""speckled enclosure""2001HMC replies HMCsched
Fáladh Riabhach ""speckled enclosure""2001HMC replies HMCsched
originally Fáladh Riabhach ""speckled enclosure""2001HMC replies HMCjun01
originally Fáladh Riabhach ""speckled enclosure""2001HMC replies HMCjun01
Barony
Dungannon Middle
Parish
Donaghmore
Parish in 1851
Donaghmore
Townland
None
Place name ID
9593
Place name type
T