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Finulagh, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Fionnloch ‘white lake

Background

Despite the absence of any such feature in the townland, the most satisfactory explanation of Finulagh is the compound Fionnloch ‘white lake’, which also appears in the form assigned to John O’Donovan. While qualifying adjectives typically appear on the right of the noun, fionn tends to appear prenominally in this type of compound such as in the names of Fionnachadh ‘white field’ (Finaghy, Co. Antrim), Fionnghlas ‘white stream’ (Fingalas, Co. Dublin) and Fionnbhoth ‘white hut’ (Finvoy, Co. Antrim).

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Finulagh1834cOSNB: gen. sources 7
~Finnloch1835cJ O'D (OSNB) 7
~Fionn Loch ""white lough""1936TNCT 38
Barony
Dungannon Middle
Parish
Donaghmore
Parish in 1851
Donaghmore
Townland
None
Place name ID
9729
Place name type
T