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Lurganboy, County Tyrone


Ir. An Lorgain Bhuí ‘the yellow ridge’


From the original Irish name of this townland, Lorgain Bhuí ‘yellow ridge’ one might expect the spelling to be Lurganvee or Lurganwee, as lorgain is a feminine noun, but in some Irish place-names the lenition from [b] to [v] is not shown in the anglicized spelling (c.f.Lorgain Bhán ‘white ridge’ Lurganbane in Co. Down). Lurganboy is a relatively common name in this area, attested as the name of eight townlands across Tyrone and Fermanagh.


FK (2019)

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Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Lurgeboy1615CPR Jas I 272a
(?)Lugaboy1621CPR Jas I 468b
Lurgoboy1655cCiv. Surv. 311
Lurgabuy1661Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $13 Car. II
Lurganbuy1666HMR Tyr. (2) 222
Luganbuey (Revd J. McGuirke)1830cClergyman (RC) (OSNB) C34 Tmgk
Lurganbuidhe ""yellow shin or long hill""1830cOSNB: gen. sources C34 Tmgk
Lurganbwee1830cOSNB: gen. sources C34 Tmgk
Lurganboy1833Grand Jury Warrant (OSNB) C34 Tmgk
~Lurgan Buidhe - Yellow Shin or Long Hill1833cJ O'D (OSNB) 129:No.25
Doire ""an oak grove""1834cJ O'D (OSNB) no.20
Lurganboy (x 3, Manr Ballygawley, Prop. Verner)1834cOSNB: gen. sources 129:No.25
Lurganbuy [so OSNB]1834cShaw Mason's Par. Sur. 129:No.25
Lurganbwee1834cGJM M'stephana (OSNB) 129:No.25
Lurganboy1835OSM xx 54
Lurganbuy1835OSM xx 50
Lurganboy (80a arable 115a mt)1835cOSM xx 57
~lurganbuidhe - Long yellow hill1920cTNCT 14
An Lorgain Bhuí ""the yellow ''shin'' or long low rid2003PNP talk PMcK/Omagh DC
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Parish in 1851
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