townland
Port Uí Mhatháin
genitive: Phort Uí Mhatháin
non-validated name
(Irish)
Newport
(English)

Glossary

English port, bank, fort
Ó, Uí

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the (river) bank of Ó Matháin
    Ó Matháin — sloinne.
    Achadh Bheannchair, 'field of —' (ní léir brí beannchar i logainmneacha), ainm stairiúil sa cheantar seo.
    De réir iontrálacha 1742, áfach, is ionann 'Portmahone' agus Newport féin.

  • English

    the (river) bank of Ó Matháin
    Ó Matháin — sloinne.
    Achadh Bheannchair, 'field of —' (the meaning of beannchar in placenames is unclear), was a historical placename in this vicinity.
    According to the entries from 1742, however, 'Portmahone' is identical with Newport.

Centrepoint

53.6161, -7.56932 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1612
Aghavanchure
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 3 Jac.I
1620
Aghevenchor (Nathaniel Fox)
CPR Leathanach: 467a
1629
Aghanemchor
Cotton Map
1634
Aghnevenchor (Nath’ Fox)
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 13 Car.I
1655
Aghenancher
DS
1685
Ahenancer
Hib. Del.
1740
Aghevancher
CGn. Leathanach: 99.260.69022
1742
Newport (Peyton Fox)
CGn. Leathanach: 110.48.75413
1742
Aghavanagher otherwise Portmahone otherwise Newport aforesaid
CGn. Leathanach: 110.48.75413
1742
Aghevanagher otherwise Portmahone otherwise Newport
CGn. Leathanach: 109.175.75429
1742
Aghavanagher otherwise Portmahon otherwise Newport
CGn. Leathanach: 109.175.75430
1743
Aghowanagher otherwise Portmahone otherwise Newport
CGn. Leathanach: 195.333.130492
1784
Aughavanagher otherwise Portmahon otherwise Newport
CGn. Leathanach: 364.147.243519
1813
Newport
Edgeworth
1835
New Port
BS:AL
1835
Newport
West:AL
1835
...½ of which are Bog...a gentleman’s seat of the same name
Desc. Rem.:AL
1835
Newport
Edgeworth Map (AL)
1935
Aghavanchor, in modern times misnamed “Newport”
JACAS Imleabhar: I (4), Leathanach: 74, Nóta: 'Meares of Annalie'
2008
ˈnuːˌpoːrt
Áit.

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