townland
Gleann na Sceach
genitive: Ghleann na Sceach
validated name
(Irish)
Glennaskagh
(English)

Glossary

English glen
sceach, sceich
English hawthorn, thorn-bush

Explanatory note

  • English

    the glen of the thorn-bushes

  • English

    the glen of the hawthorns, thorn-bushes

Centrepoint

52.4465, -7.51703latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1551
Glaneskeagh
COD Leathanach: V.68
1561
Gleanskeaghe
COD Leathanach: V.121
1566
Glaneskeaghe
F Leathanach: 900
1582
Glanskeagh
F Leathanach: 4433
c.1584
Glaneskegh
F Leathanach: 4386
1585
Cloneskaghe
F Leathanach: 4720
1591
? Glanskaghe
F Leathanach: 5553
1603
Glanneskeagh
F Leathanach: 6765
1635
Glauneskeagh
Inq.(TÁ) Leathanach: II.206
1654
Claneskagh
CS I Leathanach: 142
1654
Glanaskagh
CS I Leathanach: 158, 165, 168
1654
Glaneskagh
CS I Leathanach: 135, 143
1654
Glanskagh
CS I Leathanach: 138, 145
1657
Glanaskagh
DS
1659
Glanskagh
Cen. Leathanach: 296
c.1660
Glanaskagh
BSD (TÁ) Leathanach: 168
1665-1666
Gleanskeagh
HMR (TÁ) Leathanach: 36
1666-1667
Glanskah
HMR (TÁ) Leathanach: 130
1679
Glanaskeagh
ASE Leathanach: 81:3
c.1685
Glanshagh
Hib. Del.
1840
Glanascagh
BS:AL
1840
Gleann na sgeach 'valley of the briers'
OD:AL
1840
Gleann na sgeach
pl:AL
1870
Gleann na Sceach
Duan TÁ Leathanach: 84
1989
ˌglɑnəˈʃkɑx
Áit.
1989
ˌglenəˈʃkax
Áit.

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