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Mainistir Shruthla
genitive: Mhainistir Shruthla
validated name
(Irish)
Abbeyshrule
(English)

Glossary

English monastery

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    monastery of (the) river
    sruthla — gin. < sruthail, foirm dhíshamhlaithe den ainmfhocal sruthair, 'river' (féach www.dil.ie s.v.). Sa bhliain 1567 atá réadú den fhoirm dhíshamhlaithe seo le fáil den chéad uair, mar atá 'Shrowill'. Tá an mhainistir seo suite in aice na hEithne.
    Tá idir sruthail agus sruthair comónta i logainmneacha ar fud na tíre.

  • English

    monastery of (the) river
    sruthla — gen. < sruthail, a dissimilated form of sruthair, 'river' (see www.dil.ie s.v.). Reflex of the dissimilated form is first found in 1567, 'Shrowill'. The monastery is situated beside the Inny River.
    Both sruthail and sruthair occur frequently in placenames throughout the country.

Centrepoint

53.5804, -7.65271 latitude, longitude
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Properties

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Archival records

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Historical references

236
cath Srutha for Ultoibh [deir OD i nóta le seo gur Shrule i gCo. Lú atá i gceist aige ach ceartaíonn sé é féin ar lch. 364 den imleabhar céanna.]
ARÉ Leathanach: 112
761
Iomaireacc Sruthra etir Ui mBiuin, 7 Conmaicne
ARÉ Leathanach: 364
1355
..abb Sruthra...
ALC Imleabhar: II, Leathanach: 12
1392
Cairaidecht la h. Fhearghail .i. la Seadhan mac Briein a Sruthair 7 a Chaill Ballan 7 fa Eichni.
MIA Leathanach: 144
1397
...mo abb Sruthra...
MIA Leathanach: 160
1476
Loisccit Mainistir Shruthra
ARÉ Imleabhar: IV, Leathanach: 1100
1517-41
Th’abbot of Srougher
Kildare Rent. Leathanach: 273
1540
Srure and Kyllocamock (Rectories)
Ir. Mon. Poss. Leathanach: 285
1540
Abbey of Sroue in the Annale
Ir. Mon. Poss. Leathanach: 319
1552
the vicarages of...Sruhyr...
F Leathanach: 1056
1566
the rectories of Srure, Kyllocamock....
F Leathanach: 882
1567
the monastery of Shrowill...the rectory of Shrowlle alias Urre
F Leathanach: 1033
1567
Sruhir...the vicarages of Sruhir
F Leathanach: 1770
1569
the monastery of Strowell, the lands of Urre, with common of pasture in the great moor of Monedonough
F Leathanach: 1355
1570?
Sroher (Capt. William Collier)
F Leathanach: 1661
1576
the rectories of Srure
F Leathanach: 2806
1577
the Abbey of Shrowell (Peter Nangle)
F Leathanach: 2986
1581
the Abbey of Shrowle
F Leathanach: 3794
1588
the rectory of Shrowell alias Urre...of the possessions of the monastery of the B.V.M. of Shrowell (sir Wm. Collier)
F Leathanach: 5160
1590
the abbey of Strowill
F Leathanach: 5404
1593
the abbey of Shroyll
F Leathanach: 5811
1593
the rectories of Srure
F Leathanach: 5832
1595
the rectories of Srure
F Leathanach: 5935
1597
Sruhill
F Leathanach: 6108
1597
Sare...Srouer
F Leathanach: 6131
1597
the abbey of Shrowle
F Leathanach: 6132
1599
Shroher
F Leathanach: 6266
1601
Sroher
F Leathanach: 6533
1601
the Abbyskooler
F Leathanach: 6550
1601
Sroher
F Leathanach: 6574
1602
Srower
F Leathanach: 6699
1605
the late abbey of Shroill alias Shroyr
CPR Leathanach: 123, Nóta: (Erck)
1607
the late abbey of Shruel, otherwise Shrowell in O’ Ferrall Boy’s country
CPR Leathanach: 115a
1611
The rectory of Shrowell otherwise Urre, the estate of the monastery of the B.V. Mary of Shrowell
CPR Leathanach: 214b
1612
The barony of Shroulle
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 3 Jac.1
1612
the abbay of Shrowle
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 3 Jac.1
1613
Sare otherwise Sruher
CPR Leathanach: 244b
1629
Shrowle [móreaglais léirithe anseo]
Cotton Map
1648
...Abbatem Monasterii nuncupati de Sruill, alias fluminis Dei, Diaecesis Ardaghadensis...
Comm. Rin. Leathanach: 693, Imleabhar: III
1654-56
Abbyshrewle [faoi “parishes”]
CS X Leathanach: 48
1655
Abby [eaglais léirithe anseo] [‘The Parrish of Abby Shrewle’ atá acu]
DS
1659
Abbyshroole
Cen. Leathanach: 452
1668
the par. ch. of Abby-Shrure alias Shrenor
ASE Leathanach: 180
1682
...Abby Shrewell, here is the Ruines of a great Abby...it is situate close on the River, and was called Monaster Fluminis Dei
Dowdall
c1700
the Barony of Shrowle or Abbey of Shrowle, lying about the river Inhy, which was a monasterie of the Benedictines, and founded about the year 1150 or 1152, sayeth Sr. James [Ware]
Robt. Downing, in JACAS I, uimh. 3 Leathanach: 23
1714
Abby Shrool
Moll Map
1794
Mainistir Shruthla [Shrubhladh]
'The River Shannon': Ó Tuathail Leathanach: 214
1813
Abbeyshrule
Edgeworth
1835
Abbeyshrule
BS:AL
1835
Abbeyshrule
Lennon:AL
1835
Abbeyshrule
Gaver, P.P.:AL
1835
Abbeyshrule
Edgeworth Map (AL)
1835
Abbeyshruel
HCER 1826:AL
1835
Abbay of Shrowle
Inq. J I:AL
1837
“It is curious that for nearly 200 years, the last r of Srúthair, has been changed to l!...It is now pronounced Srúthail by the oldest of the natives, who have no recollection that it was ever called Srúthair, or no idea of the meaning of the word”
LSO (Lo) Leathanach: 43
1908
Mainistir Sruthair; “Abbey by the stream” – Sruthair is derived from sruaim, a stream, and etha, food, i.e., a stream abounding in fish
MacGivney Leathanach: 9
1969
Mainistir Shruthla
Bailte Poist
2008
abiˑˈʃruːl
Áit.

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