Fiodh Ard
genitive: Fhiodh Ard
(Irish)
Fethard
(English)

Glossary

ard
English height; high
fiodh, feá
English wood

Centrepoint

52.1956, -6.85026 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1280
Fithard
Chart. Mary's Imleabhar: II , Leathanach: 171
1308
Fytherid,
Hore Imleabhar: IV, Leathanach: 311
1308
Fytheryd
Hore Imleabhar: IV, Leathanach: 310
1410
Fythard
VI 205-212
CPL
1453
de Fyterd
X 664-669
CPL
1462
Fydard (or Fyderd)
xi 443-453
CPL
1493
Church of St Gaddanus of Fethard
Hore Imleabhar: VI, Leathanach: 215
1619
Fetherd
Inq. Lag. Alt: 22 JI
1654-56
Feathard
CS (LG) Leathanach: 174
1654
Fethard
CS (LG) Leathanach: 172
1654
Fethard
CS (LG) Leathanach: 173
1655
Feathard
DS
1659
Fetherd
Cen. Leathanach: 546
1660
Fethard Parish
BSD (LG) Leathanach: 19
1660
ffethard
BSD (LG)
1660
ffetherd
BSD (LG) Leathanach: 20
1666
Fetherd
ASE Leathanach: 76
1816
Feathard
Gill (Wexford) Leathanach: 43
1840
Feathard
Book of Lands:AL
1840
Feathard
Rec. Name:AL
1840
Fethard
Doyne, Mr:AL (LG)
1840
Fethard
GJReturn:AL (LG)
1840
Fethard
TAB:AL
1840
Fiodh Árd ‘High wood’
OD:AL
1840
We the inhabitants of the Barony of Ida in the County Kilkenny, always call this place...no other name than Fiodh Ard....next the Fethard in Wexford is pronounced Foidh Ard by those who speak Irish in the Barony of Shelburne, for the old people still speak that language...(O’Donovan)
Hore Imleabhar: IV, Leathanach: 308

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