waterfall, ecclesiastical site
Eas Uí Fhloinn
genitive: Eas Uí Fhloinn
(Irish)
Assylin
(English)

Other names

Eas Mac nEirc
genitive: Eas Mac nEirc
historical name
(Irish)

Glossary

Ó, Uí

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the waterfall of Ó Floinn
    Ó Floinn -- sloinne luaite leis an suíomh eaglasta seo sa 13ú haois; Eas Mac nEirc, 'the waterfall of the sons of Earc [ainm pearsanta]', an seanainm. Léirítear eas ar an mBúill os comhair an tsuímh seo ar an chéad eagrán de léarscáil sé órlach na Suirbhéireachta Ordanáis (anno 1837)

  • English

    the waterfall of Ó Floinn
    Ó Floinn -- surname associated with this ecclesiastical establishment in the 13th century; Eas Mac nEirc, 'the waterfall of the sons of Earc [personal name]', was the former name. The first edition of the Ordnance Survey map (six inches to one mile) shows a waterfall on the River Boyle at this location (anno 1837)

Centrepoint

53.9722, -8.315latitude, longitude
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Historical references

748
Eas mc nEirc
"Fursa Easa mc nEirc dég (Eas mc Neirc for Buill, Eas ui Fhloinn aníu)"
ARÉ
1209
Easa mc nEirc (g.)
"Flaithbertach úa Flainn comarba Dá Chonna Easa mc nEirc do ecc"
ARÉ
1222
Easa mc nErc (g.)
"Máoil Íosa úa Floinn Prioir Easa mc nErc décc"
ARÉ
1608
Isselin
CPR Leathanach: 126a
1608
Isselyn
CPR Leathanach: 126a
1619
Isselin
CPR Leathanach: 406a
1619
Isselm
sic
CPR Leathanach: 406a
1636c
Eas ui Fhloinn
"Fursa Easa mc nEirc dég (Eas mc Neirc for Buill, Eas ui Fhloinn aníu)"
ARÉ
1837
Assylin or Asilin
Ainmleabhar bf Mainistir na Búille
Weld:AL
1837
Isselyn
Ainmleabhar bf Mainistir na Búille
Inq. J I:AL
1837
Assylin Church
SO 6" Leathanach: E1, 5
1837
Grave Yard
SO 6" Leathanach: E1, 5
1837
Waterfall
SO 6" Leathanach: E1, 5
1837
Eas Uí Fhloinn, i.e. O'Flyn's Cataract
"Now, about an English mile (six furlongs?) up the river Búill there are the ruins of a monastic establishment which took from a cataract lying opposite it, the name of Eas Uí Fhloinn, i.e. O'Flyn's Cataract. This is the real Eas mac n-Erc of the old writers..." [OD]
LSO Leathanach: i, 104/228
1910
ess mac n-eirc al. Es-Dachonna al. Es-Ui-Fhloinn
Onom. Goed.

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