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

Glossary

English pleasant, fair
dún, dúnaibh
English fort

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    Dún Chaoin ‘fair, pleasant fort’

  • English

    Dún Chaoin ‘fair, pleasant fort’

Centrepoint

52.131, -10.4544latitude, longitude
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Properties

GGaeltacht
POThere is or was once a post office here

Archival records

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Historical references

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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