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Dernaborey, County Tyrone

Origin

perhaps Ir. Doire na Buaire ‘oakwood/thicket of the cattle’

Background

The most likely origin of the first element in this name is doire ‘oakwood, thicket’. It is possible that doire here is followed na, a sequence which is attested elsewhere as the anglicised form derna- (c.f. Doire na Lao ‘oak-wood of the calves’, Dernalea in Co. Armagh).

The second element is probably buar ‘cattle, kine, an army’ in the form Doire na Buaire ‘oakwood of the cattle’, which is also proposed for the second element in two Drumboorys in Co. Fermanagh.


References

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Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Dirrinahorrie1609Esch. Co. Map 11 Dunganon pt
Dirrinavory1614CPR Jas I 272a
Dermabory1655cCiv. Surv. 286
Derenebo=ry1657CHib. Reg. Dungannon Lr,
Derinebery1666HMR Tyr. (2) 236
Derroneborey1666ASE 110a
Dernabore1827Grand Jury Pres. (OSNB) NB 128;D52
~Doire na Boirche - Oak Wood of the Deer1833cJ O'D (OSNB) NB 128;D52
Dernaborey1834cCustom of Country (OSNB) NB 128;D52
~doire na boirche - Wood of the elk or deer1920cTNCT 44
~Doire na Boirche ""wood of the elk/deer""1936TNCT 44
Barony
Dungannon Lower
Parish
Carnteel
Parish in 1851
Carnteel
Townland
None
Place name ID
9999
Place name type
T