baronytownland
Port na hInse
genitive: Phort na hInse
non-validated name
(Irish)
Portnahinch
(English)

Glossary

inis, inse
English island; river meadow
English port, bank, fort

Hierarchy

county

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the bank of the river-meadow

    An chuid theas de dhúthaigh Uí Dhíomasaigh, d Clann Mhaoilíora (#1403509). Ba é bar An Daingean Uachtarach (#208) i gContae Uíbh Fhailí an lae inniu an chuid thuaidh de. Tiarnas Mhic Mhuiris ab ea Oireadh, ainm dúiche ar leith a mhaireann mar ainm paróiste (#1415) ach a chlúdaigh Cúil Bheannchair freisin fadó (cf. 1558 ‘Leix, Ophaly, Irre, Glynmalyry’ F 32; 1563c ‘Eri’, ‘Clanmalir’ Cotton Map ). Ní ba dhéanaí d’áirítí paróiste Oiridh mar chuid de pharóiste Chúil Bheannchair sa chóras gallda. Féach ainm an bhaile fearainn bf Port na hInse (#28453) i bparóiste Oiridh.

    Tá cur síos breá ar stair na barúntachta seo ag Walter Fitzgerald in JKAS IV.

Centrepoint

53.1176, -7.1696latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1618
Portnehinch, barony of
CPR Iontráil: 390
1621
Portnehinch
CPR Leathanach: 514
1629–44
Portnahynsy
Dinnseanchas Imleabhar: 2, Leathanach: 31
1654-6
Portnehinch, the barony of
CS X Leathanach: 20
1659
Portnyhinch
Cen. Leathanach: 502

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