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genitive: Ghaoth Dobhair
validated name
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gaoth inlet, estuary
Explanatory note
  • Gaeilge

    the estuary of (the river) Dobhar *
    Tá an dúiche a dtugtar Gaoth Dobhair air suite sa cheann thiar de pharóiste Thulacha Beigile, i mbarúntacht Chill Mhic Réanáin. Is ó ainm an inbhir fhada chaoil atá ina theorainn idir an paróiste sin agus paróiste Theampall Cróna i mbarúntacht Baollach a fuair an dúiche seo a ainm, an gné a ainmnítear mar *Gweedore River
    ar léarscáileanna na Suirbhéireachta Ordanáis agus a dtugtar An Gaoth air go háitiúil. Tá an mhír gaoth le fáil sa chiall ‘inbhear farraige’ i logainmneacha eile ar chósta Dhún na nGall, mar atá, Gaoth Beara/Gweebarra agus Gaoth Luacharois Mór/Loughros Beg Bay.
    Seanainm ar an abhainn a dtugtar Abhainn Chroithlí/Gweedore River uirthi inniu é an t-ainm Dobhar. Maireann an t-ainm seo Dobhar mar ainm ar bhaile fearainn ar bhruach an Ghaoith.

  • English

    the estuary of (the river) Dobhar *
    The district called Gaoth Dobhair is situated in the western end of the parish of Tullaghobegly, in the barony of Kilmacrenan. The area took its name from the long, narrow inlet which forms the boundary between this parish and the parish of Templecrone in the barony of Boylagh; this feature is marked on Ordnance Survey maps as *Gweedore River
    , but is known locally as An Gaoth. The element gaoth occurs in the sense ‘sea estuary’ in two other placenames along the coast of Donegal, namely Gaoth Beara/Gweebarra and Gaoth Luacharois Mór/Loughros Beg Bay.
    Dobhar was the old name for the river now known as Abhainn Chroithlí/Gweedore River; it survives as the name of a townland on the banks of An Gaoth.

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There is or was once a post office here.

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