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Cullenfad, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Cuilleann Mór  ‘great steep unbroken slope’

Background

The anglicised component Cullen- in place-names is often ambiguous, and it is sometimes unclear whether it refers to cuileann ‘holly’ or to cuilleann ‘steep unbroken slope’. However, the appearance of the adjective fada (previously mór ‘big, great’) as the second element means that we can probably safely say that the first element is cuilleann ‘steep unbroken slope’, more likely to appear with an adjective of this type.

References

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Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Cullenmore1609Esch. Co. Map 11 Dunganon pt
Cullin1610CPR Jas I 163a
Cullinmore1612CPR Jas I 207a
Cullenmore1614Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $2 Jac. I
(?)Cullenmore1618CPR Jas I 392b
Cullenmore1619Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $4 Jac. I
Cullynmore1619Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $4 Jac. I
Cullenmore1621CPR Jas I 536a
Cullymore1621CPR Jas I 536a
Cullenmore1650cInq. Ult. (Tyrone) $50 Car. I
Cullynmore1650cInq. Ult. (Tyrone) $50 Car. I
Cullin1655cCiv. Surv. p.278
Cullin1661BSD 201
(?)Cullein1666HMR Tyr. (2) 241
Cullenfad1834cMap in poss. S. Crawford (OSNB) 7
~Cuil/An enclosure1834cOSNB: gen. sources 7
~Fad/Long1834cOSNB: gen. sources 7
~Cuileann Fada/Long Holly1835cJ O'D (OSNB) 7
~Cullion fada ""long strips of land covered with ho1936TNCT 38
Barony
Dungannon Middle
Parish
Donaghmore
Parish in 1851
Donaghmore
Townland
None
Place name ID
9832
Place name type
T