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Tullynure, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Tulaigh an Iúir 'hillock of the yew tree'

Background

The form tulaigh is a variant form of tulach 'low hill, hillock, mound' (Ó Dónaill), and is clearly the origin of this first element in this name. The second element iúr ‘yew’ is introduced by the definite article an which is contracted in the modern form. There is another Druminure in Co. Tipperary which has the same original form (logainm.ie).

References

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Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Tullinewr1609Esch. Co. Map 11 pt Dunganon
Cullynewre1615CPR Jas I 274a
Tulleneur1620CPR Jas I (Ó Doibhlin) 172
Tullyneur1620CPR Jas I 478b
(?)Ballynewre1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 Car. I
(?)Ballynewre b''bo cont in pcells Seleredan & Knoc1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 Car I e
Tullnure1655cCiv. Surv. 301
Tuleneur1666HMR Tyr. (2) 241
Tallynure on the r. Struel ( freestone quarry)1802Stat. Sur. Tyr. (McEvoy) 19
~Tulaigh nIubhar ""hill of the yew trees""1936TNCT 40
Barony
Dungannon Middle
Parish
Donaghmore
Parish in 1851
Donaghmore
Townland
None
Place name ID
9697
Place name type
T