townland
Faill an Trisnigh
genitive: Fhaill an Trisnigh
non-validated name
(Irish)
Foilatrisnig
(English)

Glossary

aill, faill
English cliff

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the cliff of the —
    Ní léir brí an Trisnigh. B'fhéidir gur foirm mheititéisithe í de an tslisnigh, i gcóngar -l an chéad eilimint (-l-l- > -l-r-): féach slisneach, 'chips, shavings, laths' i bhfoclóir Uí Dhónaill.

  • English

    the cliff of the —
    The meaning of an Trisnigh is unclear. Perhaps it is a dissimilated form of an tslisnigh in proximity to the -l of the first element (-l-l- > -l-r-): see slisneach, 'chips, shavings, laths' in Ó Dónaill's Foclóir Gaeilge Béarla.

Centrepoint

52.2166, -9.95051 latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1824-34
Foilatrisnig
< TCCD 283
TAB
1841
Foilatrisnig
BS:AL Leathanach: Ci080,14
1841
Fileatrisnig
BM:AL Leathanach: Ci080,14
1841
Fileatrasnig
Larkin (Ci):AL Leathanach: Ci080,14
1841
Foillatrissnigh
Cess Coll.:AL Leathanach: Ci080,14
1841
Foilatrisnig
Thompson, D. P.:AL Leathanach: Ci080,14
1841
Foilatrisnig
Inhabs.:AL Leathanach: Ci080,14
1841
Foilatrisnig
O'Sullivan, Rev. G.:AL Leathanach: Ci080,14
1841
Foilatrisnig
TAB:AL Leathanach: Ci080,14
1841
Foilatrisnig
Dey, Rev. E.:AL Leathanach: Ci080,14
1841
Faill a triosnaig, 'precipice of Trisnach'
"Trisnach is said to be an English family name - 'Trisney' - but I never met the name." [Nóta OD]
OD:AL Leathanach: Ci080,14
1841
Foilatrisnig
OD:AL Leathanach: Ci080,14
1939
Faill an Trisnigh
Tá dhá thuairim fá cheart-fhuirm na hainme seo .i. (a) gur 'Faill a' Drisligh' é, agus (b) gur 'Faill a' Troistnigh' é. Drisleach = áit driseogach; troistneach = glór, torann [cf. troisneach, 'noise', Dinneen]
TCCD Leathanach: 283
1947
ˌfəilɪˈtr′iʃn′ɪg′
An Seabhac
Cártaí Móra
1967
ˌfəil′əˈt′l′iʃn′ɪg′
Áit. Cainteoir: T196b1 MÓS
1971
ˌfəil′əˈtriʃn′ig′
Áit. Cainteoir: SOhA, T307b2

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