Dún Chaoin
genitive: Dhún Chaoin
validated name
(Irish)
Dunquin
(English)

Glossary

English pleasant, fair
dún, dúnaibh
English fort

Centrepoint

52.1183, -10.477 latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

g.d.
go Dún gcloidhfhionn gCaoin
Dioghl. D Leathanach: 298, Véarsa: 21
1307
Dounkyn?
CJR Imleabhar: II, Leathanach: 405
1728?
Dún Caoin
Ó Rathaille Leathanach: 222
1841
Doonquin
Larkin (Ci):AL Leathanach: Ci042,1
1841
Dunquin (Ph of)
BS:AL Leathanach: Ci042,1
1841
Donquin
TAB:AL Leathanach: Ci042,1
1841
Donquin
Goodman, Rev. T.:AL Leathanach: Ci042,1
1841
Dunquin
TAB:AL Leathanach: Ci042,1
1841
Dunquin
Thompson, D. P.:AL Leathanach: Ci042,1
1841
Dunquin
Inhabs.:AL Leathanach: Ci042,1
1841
Donquin
Cess Coll.:AL Leathanach: Ci042,1
1841
Dunqueen
Smith Hist. Kerry:AL Leathanach: Ci042,1
1841
Dunqueene
Vallancey Map:AL Leathanach: Ci042,1
1841
Dunqueene
ASE:AL Leathanach: Ci042,1
1841
Dún caoin, 'beautiful fort'
ARÉ:AL Leathanach: Ci042,1
1841
Dunquin
OD:AL Leathanach: Ci042,1
1945
əbroːʃt′əɣuːn ˈxiːn′
Oral Lit. Leathanach: 5
1945
duːnˈxiːn′
Oral Lit. Leathanach: 180, 325
1945
ə nuːnˈxiːn′
Oral Lit. Leathanach: 6

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