promontory
Ceann Léime
genitive: Cheann Léime
non-validated name
(Irish)
Loop Head
(English)

Glossary

ceann, cionn
English head, headland
English leap

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    Ceann Léime ‘headland of the chasm’

  • English

    Ceann Léime ‘headland of the chasm’

    The longer name of the léim ‘chasm’ (literally ‘leap’) in question is Léim Con Culainn ‘the leap of Cú Chulainn’.

Centrepoint

52.5688, -9.85856 latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1739
leim Congculainn gcontae Corcaidh [sic]
Foclóir Uí Neachtain
1739
lim congculainn
Foclóir Uí Neachtain
1749
Léim Chonchulainn
bunfhoinse ETS
luaite in Bláith.MG Leathanach: 99
1749
láimh re Léim Chonchulainn
bunfhoinse ETS
luaite in Bláith.MG Leathanach: 99
1780c
Léim
Éigse Imleabhar: XVII, Leathanach: 251
1787
Cape Leane or Loops Head
Pelham (Cl)
1947
i gCeann Léime
ən g′əun ˈl′eːm′ə
Anraí de Bláca, Cill Bheathach
Dial. Clare Imleabhar: ii, Leathanach: 10
1947
ó Cheann Léime
oː x′əun ˈl′eːm′ə
Anraí de Bláca
Dial. Clare Imleabhar: ii, Leathanach: 11

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