BROWSE
Béacán
genitive: Bhéacáin
(Irish)
Bekan
(English)

Hierarchy

county

barony

Centrepoint

53.7611, -8.80827latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1307c
Dissertbebar
Pap. Tax. Leathanach: 227
1423
Disertbecan, Andrew Onaray... [of the perpetual vicarage of]
CPL Leathanach: vii 267
1423
Disertkecan, Nicholas Onarary...
CPL Leathanach: vii 270
1492 ]?
Dyssertpecay / Dissert pechayn / Disertpechayn
CPL Leathanach: xv 445, 845
1570
(?)Eagan in the country of McCoystelaghe... vicarages of Kylleare, Began and Annagh
F Leathanach: 1581
1585c
Bettagh [sic]
First Fruits Leathanach: 221
1586
Beakan
F Leathanach: 4898
1586
Beakan
F Leathanach: 4902
1591
Becan… Walter McYgilliduff
Incumbents Leathanach: 225
1661
Beakan
BSD (ME) Leathanach: 79, 91
1685
Brakan [sic]
Hib. Del.
1700c
Beakan
Conn. Map Leathanach: 2
1703
Beaghan
Forf. Est. Leathanach: 372
1710c
Beakan Parish
CRL Leathanach: 2A.3.16, 164b
1710c
Rectory of Becan als Beggan
CRL Leathanach: 2A.3.16, 165b
1715c
Beakan
Overton & Morden
1760
Plaincstí Bhéacáin... i mBéacán
Bekan:Ó Muraíle Leathanach: 90
1787
Beakan Parish
QRL Leathanach: 2A.6.70, 622
1787
Rectory of Becan als Beggan
QRL Leathanach: 2A.6.70, 623
1792
Bekan R.
Beaufort Map
1833
Bekan
TAB Leathanach: 72
1838
Beúcán, 'St Bekan's parish'
OD:AL Leathanach: ME034,18
1838
Bekan
"Bekan is be/st" [OD Nóta]; "See p. 3 No. 2. not Beckon but é- long" [OD Nóta]; "like fat Bacon, or Lord Bacon? or a Beacon? or Baking?" [dúch (OD Nóta?)];
OD:AL Leathanach: ME034,18
1838
[Bekan]
"Mr Strickland, Agent to Lord Dillon, writes 'This Parish is always here spelt "Becan" - probably the real name is "Beacon" - for not far from the Chapel are the remains of an ancient building or altar - a few rude stones where tradition says the Baal fire was lighted. It is an eminence visible over a great extent of country and was probably used as the beacon light in times of disturbance. Thence the name of the parish'" [Desc. Rem.];
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: ME034,18
1838
Bekan Ph
Bald:AL Leathanach: ME034,18
1838
Bekan
BS:AL Leathanach: ME034,18
1838
Becan
Rental (Strickland):AL (ME) Leathanach: ME034,18

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