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Dungannon T., County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Dún Geanainn [doon ganin] ‘Geanann’s fort’

Background

15.5km S of Cookstown

par: Drumglass bar: Dungannon Middle

According to legend Dungannon was named from Geanann son of Cathbadh the Druid who lived here in pagan times. The site of a medieval fortress of the O’Neills is marked by ruins of an 18th-century castle which stand on CASTLE HILL just north of MARKET SQUARE. Dungannon is mainly in the townland of DRUMCOO in the barony of DUNGANNON MIDDLE which is bounded on the north by DUNGANNON UPPER and on the south-west by DUNGANNON LOWER [(caislén)Dúingenainn 1505].

References

Additional Information

T.; 1851 Td. Index; Urb. Dist. 1961

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
go Leim Mhic Neill.. hi cCabhan na ccrann árd1188AFM iii 80nn
co Dun nGennainn1430AU iii 110
mac Uí Fherghail.. go nDún nGenainn mar braghaid1430AFM iv 878
ag dul o Bhaile h[U]i Neill cum a tighi fein [mBON1485AU iii 292
Dun Geanainn no find1490AFM iv 1174-86
Caislen Duna Genaind do ghabhail..[K.Eng deputy] d1498AU iii 436
co Dun Genaind 7 beth seal ím an caislen1498AU iii 432
a caislen hUi Neill fein, leis hUa Neill...1500AU iii 448
coro loiscc baile Uí Neill Dún nGenainn [?]7 co ro1500AFM iv 1254
gurroloisc baile hí Neill .i. Dun Ghenaind 7 gurro1500AU iii 448
go hArd na nDruadh re ra/idhter Du/n Genoinn1500cLCABuidhe 10 (L.Eog.)
hi ccaislén Uí Neill fein .i. DunGeanainn 7 an cai1504AFM v 1280
(?)a Tir nEogain.. baile Briain mDomnaill I Neill1505AU iii 474
(?)baile hI Neill .i.Baile Domnaill hI Neill1505AU iii 474
Baile I Neill.. Dún nGenainn do losccadh1505AFM v 1284
im chaislén uí Néill .i. DúnGeanain, Foslongport..1507AFM v 1290
caislen Duine Geanainn .i. caislén í Neill1509AFM v 1300
caislen Duine Genainn .i. caislen [U]í Néill1509AU iii 490
rangattar Dún nGeanainn [raid by O''Donnell]1512AFM v 1316
a nDún Ghenainn [O Nell tigherna Tíre hEogain d.]1513AU iii 508
caislen Dúin Genaind d''fagail do [once king]1513AU iii 510
co Dún Ghenainn do congnam leis1513AU iii 510
caislén í Neill .i. Dun Genainn do briseadh1517AFM v 1340
hi ttír Eocchain... go Dún nGeanainn [burnt]1523AFM v 1364
Dún nGeanainn do bhriseadh 7 an tír do milleadh1532AFM v 1412
gu Dún Gheanainn a coinne a cheile gur'' brisedh..e1532AU iii 584
go hArd na nDruadh re ráidhter Dún Genoinn1578cLCABuidhe 10 LÉ $8
co Dún nGeanainn airm i mbaoi an tIarla A.O/Néill1592AFM vi 1922
Dunganon bar1595Mercator's Ulst.
leannáin dhísle Dhúin Genuinn (verse)1600cLCABuidhe 113 x l.58
encamped 4 myles shorte from Dongannon1602AFM vi 2320n Docwra
Downegenen1607CPR Jas I 110b,111a
Dongannon1608Sur. Ulst. 151
Dungannon1608CPR Jas I 117a
barún Dúingheanainn oidhre an Iarla, Aodh O Neill1608AFM vi 2368
Dounganon1609CPR Jas I 136a
Dungannon1609Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) app.II, c.3,5
Dunganon1609Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) app.II, c.1,2
Dungannon1610Speed's Ulster
Dungannon1610CPR Jas I 163ab,180b,183b
Dungannon1611CPR Jas I 185a,187ab,189a
Dungannon1611CPR Jas I 197b
Donganon1612CPR Jas I 207a,217a,243a
Dungannon1612CPR Jas I 217a
Dungan1614CPR Jas I 388a
Dungannon1614Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) app.XI, c.3,4
Dungannon1614CPR Jas I 272ab,388a
Dungannon1614Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) app.XI, c.2
Dungannon1615CPR Jas I 278b,294b,300a
Dungannon1615Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $3 Jac. I
Dungannon1615CPR Jas I 274ab,276a
Dungannon1617CPR Jas I 330ab,355a
Dungannon,town of, al1617CPR Jas I 217a
Dungannon1618CPR Jas I 368b,375b,376ab
Dungannon1618CPR Jas I 419b,420a
Donganon1619Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $4 Jac. I
Dungannon1619CPR Jas I 407ab,428a,445b
Dunganon1619Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $4 Jac. I
Donganon1620CPR Jas I 468b,495a,
Dungannon1620CPR Jas I 478b,479b
Dongannon1621CPR Jas I 523a
Dongannon1621Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $6 Jac. I
Donganon1621Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $6 Jac. I
Donganon1621CPR Jas I 536b
Dungannon1621CPR Jas I 508a,522a
Dungannon1621Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $6 Jac. I
Dungannon al Dromcowe1621CPR Jas I 522a
Dungannon1622CPR Jas I 548a
Dongannon1625Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $1 Car. I
Dongannon1625Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $2 Car. I
Donganon1625Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $2 Car. I
Dungannon1625Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $1 Car. I
Dungannon1630Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $11 Car. I
Dungannon1631Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $34 Car. I
Donganon1632Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $39 Car. I
Dongannon1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 Car. I
Donganon1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 Car. I
Dungannon1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 Car. I
Dunganon1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 Car. I
Dongannon1638Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $42-4 Car. I
Dungannon1638Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $42 Car. I
Dongannon1639Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $46 Car. I
Dromcanon1639Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $46 Car. I
Dungannon1639Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $46 Car. I
Dongannon1640Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $48 Car. I
~Dún Genuinn1643cCín Lae Ó M. ""1""
Dungannon1650cInq. Ult. (Tyrone) $50 Car. I
Barony of Dunganon1655cCiv. Surv. iii 248,292
Dongannon1655cCiv. Surv. pp.308,310,313
Donganon1655cCiv. Surv. pp.247-249,281,
Dungannon1655cCiv. Surv. pp.310,311,330,
Dunganon Ternekilly Brugh 3b''bos under the Corpaco1655cCiv. Surv. iii 268,292,
forth and Marquett of Donganon...the countie towne1655cCiv. Surv. iii 248
Dungannon1657Hib. Reg.
Dungannon1661Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $16-8 Car. II
Dungannon1661Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $1,6,8,11-2 CII
Dunganon1661BSD
Dunganon1661Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $4 Car. II
Dongenan1663Sub. Rolls Tyr. 2
Dunganon1663Sub. Rolls Tyr. 2
Dungenan1663Sub. Rolls Tyr. 1
Dunganan1663?Sub. Rolls Tyr. 14
Dunganane1663?Sub. Rolls Tyr. 13
Dungannon1664Sub. Rolls Tyr. 41
Dungannon1664Sub. Rolls Tyr. 6
Dunganon1664HMR Tyr. (1) 4
Dunganon1664HMR Tyr. (1) 4
Dungenan1664Sub. Rolls Tyr. 4,5
Dungenon1666Sub. Rolls Tyr. 7
Dungannon1672Hib. Del.
Dungannon1777Taylor & Skinner 26
Dungannon1777Taylor & Skinner 276
Dungannon Rd.1777Taylor & Skinner 23a
Dungannon, town, barony of Dungannon1802Stat. Sur. Tyr. (McEvoy) 158
~Daingean Mor/Great Fortress/Fastness1835cJ O'D (OSNB) 19/D30
~D¿nn Uí N+il[l]1854cMeath (McDonnell) 40
""the leap of the son of Niall"" Donnagan mN d.8191856AFM iii 80-1n
~Dún Genain, an1910Onom. Goed. 385
~al Dún Cain1910Onom. Goed. 385
~al Dún Genainn mic Cathbadh1910Onom. Goed. 385
~Dun Geannain ""Gannon''s fort"" Gannon m. Caffa drui1936TNCT 41
~Dún Geanainn1988Éire Thuaidh
Dún Geanainn1999Cel. Ulst. Tds 27
~Dún Geanainn ""Geanann''s fort""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 63
Dún Geanainn ""Geanann''s fort""2002Culture NI PNN PMcK/JP
Barony
Dungannon Middle
Parish
Drumglass
Parish in 1851
Drumglass
Townland
None
Place name ID
9767
Place name type
M:V:Y