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Derrycaw, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Doire Catha or Doire Chatha ‘oakwood of the battle’

Background

There are three townlands of this name in north Co. Armagh, in Drumcree, Tartaraghan and Clonfeacle parishes.  Derrykaw on Rocque’s map of Armagh in 1760 seems the earliest spelling for this townland, though Derryha has been recorded from a Brownlow estate map of 1633 (OSNB).  Derrycaw was probably Doire Catha or (with lenition) Doire Chatha ‘oakwood of the battle’.  In 1835, out of 172 acres, Derrycawcontained 78 acres of bog (OSM I 39).

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Derryka1633?OSNB: gen. sources E9
Derrykaw1760Rocque's Map
Derrycaw1835Cess Book (OSNB) E9
~Doire Catha ""oakwood of the battle""1835J O'D (OSNB) E9
Barony
Oneilland West
Parish
Drumcree
Parish in 1851
Drumcree
Townland
None
Place name ID
9949
Place name type
T