electoral division
An Cnoicíneach
genitive: an Chnoicínigh
(Irish)
Gunsborough
(English)

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52.4792, -9.5351 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1653
'George Gun of Carrigafoyle'
Kenmare MSS Leathanach: 142
1787
Gunsboro or the Cross
Pelham (Cl)
1837
Galey: …other improvements are in progress by P. Mahony, Esq., who has recently purchased the Gunsborough estate.
Top. Dict.
1841
Gunsborough
Local:AL
1841
see Mahony’s Letter i.e. Gun’s Borough (JOD); “Situated in the Townland of Knockeanagh North”; “A good house not now inhabited by any gentleman.”
Orth. Letter:AL
1845
Name of Townland containing House: Knockeanagh Nth. House or Demesne: House Popular Name: Gunsborough House Spelling recommended by Proprietor: Gunsborough House Proprietor’s Signature: Pierce Mahony, Esq. “My wish is to call the upper House at the Cross Roads “Gunsborow” The Townland ‘Knockenagh’ and at the Lower House now called the Villa ‘Coolbeha’ Lodge.” P. Mahony; “The true name of Leslie Lodge is Shanavagh. Gunsboro is Knockenagh. Riversdale is Kilmeany” - Pierce Mahony
Mem. SO (Ci)
1955
An Seabhac: An Cnuicíneach Thuaidh/Theas; sa trn. thiar de bhí ‘tigh mór’ féin ainm ghallda ‘Gunsborough’ – Gun nó Gunn = ainm an té a bhí ann. [féach Logainm.ie, 101220]
Nóta
1999
ˌgʊnzborəˈkrɑs
Áit. Cainteoir: b5, Uimhir : C900

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