townland
Cluain Sí Bán
genitive: Chluain Sí Bán
(Irish)
Cloonsheebane
(English)

Glossary

English white; lea-ground, grassy
cluain, cluaine
English meadow, pasture

Centrepoint

53.9583, -8.0887 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
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"Pinkman: Cluain-síthe-bán = White fairy meadow land. Cloonshee, in Co. Roscommon, Cluain-síthe (Four Masters, 1415). Perhaps the Irish form should be Cluain-síodha-bhán nó bháin. Síodh, genitive sídhe, síthe, is applied to the dwellings of the fairies; then to the hills and places where these dwellings were; and sometimes to the fairies themselves. “Subterranea habitacula et aliquando ipsi colles” (Hogan Onomasticon)* et aliquando, ut mihi videtur, parvuli ipsi. There is a fort in this townland… * See Síd (597a) "
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"Arch. Inventory Rath. On the NW-facing slope of a drumlin ridge (71). "
Nóta
1622
?*Clownshee
CPR Leathanach: 516a
1835
Clonshebawn
TAB (60:16/10) innéacs Leathanach: 173, Nóta: TAB (60:16/10) innéacs
1835
Cloonshebawn
TAB Leathanach: 19, Nóta: (60:16/10)
1836
Cloonsheebane
BS:AL
1836
Cluntybawn
CM:AL
1836
Cluain-shee-baun
'the white fairy's deceit'
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Clonshebane
Map 1768 (George):AL
1836
Cloonsheebawn
HCons PR:AL 
1836
Cluain sidh ban
pl:AL
1836
Cluain sídh bán,
'lawn of the white hill'
OD:AL
1836
Cloonsheebane
OD:AL
1836
[Cloonsheebane]
"…small fort…"
Desc. Rem.:AL

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