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Derryveen, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Doire Mhín ‘smooth oakwood’ or ‘oakwood of the smooth land’

Background

The element mín can be adjectival, meaning ‘smooth’, or it can function as a noun where it might refer to ‘smooth, level, land; tillable land; tract of grassland in mountain’ (Ó Dónaill). In the current place-name, as a modifier of doire, the nominal interpretation is probably more likely.

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Dirrimeen1609Esch. Co. Map 11 pt Dunganon
Dirrymeen1612CPR Jas I 217a
Derrymeene1621CPR Jas I 522a
Derrymeene1625Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $1 Car. I
Dirivine1666HMR Tyr. (2) 242
Derryveen1834cOSNB: gen. sources 7
~Doire Mhin/Smooth Oak Grove1835cJ O'D (OSNB) 7
~Doire Mhin ""smooth or leel oak wood""1936TNCT 38
An Doire Mhín ""the smooth oak wood""2002PNP talk PMcK/Omagh DC
Barony
Dungannon Middle
Parish
Donaghmore
Parish in 1851
Donaghmore
Townland
None
Place name ID
9836
Place name type
T