townland
Páirc na bhFianna
genitive: Pháirc na bhFianna
(Irish)
Deerpark
(English)

Glossary

English field

Centrepoint

54.3159, -8.18301 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
Cf. Ao, Ca, Cl, Co, DG, FM, Ga, Ci, CD, CC, UF, Lm, Do, Lo, Lú, ME, Mí, La, RC, Sl, TÁ, PL, IM, LG, CM, TE
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"Pinkman Páirc-an-Fhiaidh = Field of the deer. Páirc, a field, especially a pasture field. The Irish word has not the restricted sense of the English word, park. "
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"Arch. Inventory: Fulacht Fia. In a low-lying position (26). Rath. On top of a prominent drumlin (78). Deer-park. The townland is one of hilly mixed quality pasture and bog. In 1631 the right to establish a deer-park of 1,000 acres was granted to Sir Frederick Hamilton, but it was not built until Sir William Gore, who inherited Manorhamilton through marriage with Sir Frederick’s grand-daughter Hanna, enclosed this townland of 291 acres with a wall, sometime before 1682. The deer-park confined deer for management and breeding purposes, and individual animals would be released for the hunt. The wall is reduced to its foundations throughout, often with a drystone-built wall on top (228). "
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“the Towne belongs to ye. sd. Wm. Gore. To the Norteweast of wch. he built a good Deere parke of stone; pte of this Mannor is in Drom: & pte in Rosclogher Baron.” (RIA MS 12/W/22. Féach Bréifne, 1971, 329).
Nóta
1680
A good deerpark of stone
JACAS Imleabhar: I (3), Leathanach: 41, Nóta: (TÓR)
c.1690idí
Deere parke
(féach nóta thíos) Féach Bréifne, 1971.
RIA Leathanach: 329, Uimhir thagartha: MS 12/W/22
1835?
Deerpark
TAB Leathanach: Innéacs, 27, 29, 31 (59:16/2)
1836
Deer Park
BS:AL
1836
Deer Park
Bar. Cons.:AL
2004
Páirc na bhFianna
PÓD

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