Ceann Toirc
genitive: Cheann Toirc
validated name
(Irish)
Kanturk
(English)

Glossary

ceann, cionn
English head, headland

Centrepoint

52.1734, -8.91146latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1510
Cinn Tuirc
AConn. Leathanach: 614
1510
cinntuirc
ARÉ Leathanach: V 1304
1510
Cinn-Tuirc
AU I Leathanach: III, 492
1561
Keantoirke
F Leathanach: 368
1573
Kantork
F Leathanach: 2248
1573
Kenthurk
F Leathanach: 2257
1589
Keanturke
F Leathanach: 5304
1604
Canturk
CPR Leathanach: 62-a
1604
Cawntuerke
Inq.(Co) Leathanach: 1, 96
1604
Cantuirke
Inq.(Co) Leathanach: 1, 98
1605
Kantwyrque
Inq.(Co) Leathanach: 1, 85
1615
Keantwirke
CPR Leathanach: 282-b
1615
Keantwircke or Canturk
Lodge F&M Leathanach: 349
1635
Kantuircke
Inq.(Co) Leathanach: IV 309
1638
Cantuircke
Inq.(Co) Leathanach: VI, 19
1640c.
Canturke
Percival Pap. Leathanach: 47043.5
1653
Kaunturke
Egm. Mss. Leathanach: 1. II 527
1654
Canturke
Egm. Mss. Leathanach: 1. II 561
1655
Clonturke
DS
1660c.
Glanturke
BSD (Co) Leathanach: 170
1662[-3]
Clonturke
Egm. Mss. Leathanach: II 6
1680
Canturk
Cloyne Wills Leathanach: 1
1703-9
Chinn Tuirc
Ó Rathaille Leathanach: 26.11
1711-12
Kenturk,
Corp. Kins. Leathanach: 190
1711-12
Kinturk
Corp. Kins. Leathanach: 190
1714
Clanturck
Moll Map
1724
Cheann Tuirc
Ó Rathaille Leathanach: 214.62
1750c.
Cinn Tuirc
Seán na R. Leathanach: 317.136.,-7
1750
Kanturk
Smith Map Co
1770
Ó Cheanna Tuirc
RIA Leathanach: 23 I, 39, 26, 55
1770
Ó Chinna Tuirc
RIA Leathanach: 23 I, 39, 35
1778
a cceanntuirc
RIA Leathanach: 28
1778
Kinturk
T&S Leathanach: 185
1840
Kanturk
BS:AL
1840
Cantwicke
Inq. C I:AL
1840
Kanturcke
Crom:AL
1840
ceann tuirc
EC:AL
1840
head of the hog
OD:AL
1895
Boar’s head (Kanturk, co. Cork); so named perhaps from the configuration of the land between the Allua and Dallua at their confluence (where the town is situated).
AU I Leathanach: III, 492, fonóta 1.
1969
Ceann Toirc
Bailte Poist Leathanach: 76

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