townland
An Fear Bréige
genitive: an Fhir Bhréige
(Irish)
Farbreaga
(English)

Centrepoint

52.92, -6.43794 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1822
Farbrega
CGn.
1824
Farbregagh
TAB
1833
Farbega
CGn.
1839
Farbréaga ... Fir bhréige
LSO (CM)
1839
Farbrega
Bk. Lands, Index to:AL Leathanach: CM066,17
1839
Farbreagagh
BS:AL Leathanach: CM066,17
1839
Farbrega
Fenton, R.:AL Leathanach (AL): CM066,17
1839
Farbreaga
"Compare: occurs often." [Nóta OD]
OD (corr.):AL Leathanach (AL): CM066,17
1839
Fear bréige, 'pseudo man, phantastical man, a pillar stone often so called'
OD:AL Leathanach: CM066,17
1839
Farbregagh
Wright, Rev. R.:AL (CM) Leathanach (AL): CM066,17
1877
Farbraigue
Rolla Ráth Choill 1870c
1933
Farbreaga... old Mrs o'Toole age about 70 pronounced the name 'Farbraigia', .ie. 'Fear bréige', 'a scarecrow'. (188)
LPN
1946
'Far·braig' (452).
LPN

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