townland
Inis Mór
genitive: Inis Mór
non-validated name
(Irish)
Church Island
(English)

Glossary

inis, inse
English island; river meadow
English great, big

Hierarchy

county

barony

civil parish

Centrepoint

54.252, -8.39092 latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
1306
Inismore?
CDI Leathanach: 1302–7 225
1416
Tempall Insi Mori for Loch Gili do loscad in hoc anno
AConn. Leathanach: 430
1428
Ynismoyr als. de Clocar?
Annatis Elphin Leathanach: 4
1428
Ynismoyr alias de Clocar
VIII 1–8
CPL
1440
Innismoyr?
Annatis Elphin Leathanach: 9
1440
Innismoyr
1440. IX 132-142 To the bishop of Elphin, and the abbot of Holy Trinity, Lochque, and the prior of Inchmacnerin (Insula Macneri), in the diocese of Elphin. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Thady Macdonchayd, clerk, of the diocese of Elphin, that Maurice Oconcubayr, rector of Callri sive Innismoyr in the said diocese, has publicly kept for several years as his concubine a certain woman by whom he has had offspring still living ...
CPL
1605
Enish moor
MEC
1608
the island of Inchemore in Lough-gill
CPR Leathanach: 126a
1619
Inchemore island in Lough Gill
CPR Leathanach: 406
1655–7
Inishmore
DS
1660c
Ennishmore
BSD Leathanach: 94
1667
Inishmore
ASE Leathanach: 161
1685c
Enis more
Hib. Del.
1771
Inishmore ows. Innismore Island
CGn. Leathanach: 287.310.187381
1819
Church I.
Larkin (Sl)
1836
Inis Mór ... Church Island in English ... Tradition says it was a nunnery
LSO (Sl) Leathanach: 71
1836
Church I
Larkin (Sl):AL Leathanach: Sl009,42
1836
Church I
BM:AL
1836
Church Island
BS:AL
1836
The ruins of an old church are situated in it
Desc. Rem.:AL
1836
Enismore
dúch:AL
1836
inishmore
pl:AL
1836
It is situated in Lough Gill
Situation:AL
1844
Inis Mór
Hy Fiach.
1938
Inis Mór
Elphin PN Leathanach: 22

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