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Derryvane, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Doire Bhán ‘white oakwood’ or Doire Mheáin ‘middle oakwood’ (i.e. between Derrymattry and Derrycaw).

Background

No earlier spellings have come to light, but Rocque’s map of Armagh in 1760 shows Derrymatry, Derryvain and Derrykaw on the road between Kilmagamish and Muckery.  The Boundary Survey mapc. 1830 gives Derryvane for this townland, which was then glebe land (OSNB).  Doire seems to have been treated as feminine in this name.

References

Kay Muhr

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
[?]Derryviny1744Reg. Deeds abstracts I.699
Derryvain1760Rocque's Map
Derryene1835Ret. Tds Armstrong's Sur. (OSNB) E9
Derryvane1835Bnd. Sur. (OSNB) E9
~Doire Ban ""white oak wood""1835J O'D (OSNB) E9
Barony
Oneilland West
Parish
Drumcree
Parish in 1851
Drumcree
Townland
None
Place name ID
9950
Place name type
T