Darú
genitive: Dharú
validated name
(Irish)
Durrow
(English)

Glossary

dair, darú
English oak

Hierarchy

county

barony

civil parish

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    oak-plain
    (< darmhagh < daur-mag)

    Darú Ó nDuach “Darú of Uí Dhuach” an seanainm. Tagann tagairtí anuas chugainn ón 12ú haois, m.sh. ‘Daurmagh Ua nDuach’ ina bhfuil déantús an chéad fhocail le feiscint go soiléir (féach www.dil.ie s.v. daur-). Ainm treabhchais is ea Uí Dhuach: cf. par Bábhún Ó nDuach/Odagh (#1339), id Bábhún Ó nDuach/Threecastles (#1412363), srl., laisteas den teorainn i gContae Chill Chainnigh.

    Mionainmneacha:
    Fiontan an naomh a luaitear leis an bparóiste seo. Díol spéise an fuaimniú áitiúil sa mhionainm ‘Fantan’s Well’ (History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Ossory II 212; féach an nóta faoi bf Fiarach Fionn (#27868)).

    Cf. bf, par Cill Dara Maí (#28053).

Centrepoint

52.844, -7.39482latitude, longitude
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Properties

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Archival records

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Historical references

15ú haois
Deruagh
Cal. Lib. Rub. Uimhir calendar: 1
800c.
o Daermaig Hua nDuach
FOeng. Leathanach: 224
1156
im Durmach Húa nDuach
ATig. Imleabhar: XVIII, Leathanach: 183
1156
Daurmagh Ua nDuach
ARÉ Imleabhar: II, Leathanach: 1118
1170c.
oc Dermaigh ua nDuach
FGorm. Leathanach: 200
1303–6
Deruagh
Cal. Lib. Rub. Uimhir calendar: 19, Foroinn: h
1320
Dernach
CPL Imleabhar: II, Leathanach: 207
1351
Deruagh
Cal. Lib. Rub. Uimhir calendar: 21, Foroinn: c
1417
Durmach
CPL Imleabhar: VII, Leathanach: 93
1429
Durmach
CPL Imleabhar: VIII, Leathanach: 97
1429
super rectoria parrochialis ecclesie de Durmach
Ann. Oss. Leathanach: 3, Foroinn: 10
1450c.
Dyrwagh
Cal. Lib. Rub. Uimhir calendar: 3, Foroinn: f
1450c.
Dorrac
Cal. Lib. Rub. Uimhir calendar: 41, Foroinn: h
1460–78
Dorow
Cal. Lib. Rub. Uimhir calendar: 16
1462
Downmor (sic)
CPL Imleabhar: XI, Leathanach: 465
1468
St. Fintanus de Durmach (parish church of)
CPL Imleabhar: XII, Leathanach: 634
1475
the parish church of St. Fintanus, Duriwach
CPL Imleabhar: XIII, Leathanach: 436
1476
rector parrochialis ecclesie de Diruach
Ann. Oss. Leathanach: 12, Foroinn: 39
1485
the parish church of St. Fintan, Duruuy
CPL Imleabhar: XIV, Leathanach: 82
1485
Durmuiy (rectory of)
CPL Imleabhar: XIV, Leathanach: 83
1485
pro annata Sancti Fyntani de Duruuy
Ann. Oss. Leathanach: 19, Foroinn: 60
1488
pro annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie Sci. Fintani de Driuhan
Ann. Oss. Leathanach: 23, Foroinn: 72
1491
the parish church of St. Fintan [sancti Fyntayn, 'also spelt Fynitani'] Dorwagh
CPL Imleabhar: XV, Leathanach: 691
1493
the parish church of St. Fintan, Durbay
CPL Imleabhar: XVI, Leathanach: 77
1493
pro annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie S. Fintani de Durhay
Ann. Oss. Leathanach: 26, Foroinn: 83
1497
pro annata rectorie Sci. Fintani de Durrabbhe
Ann. Oss. Leathanach: 29, Foroinn: 93
1500c.
Derwaht
Cal. Lib. Rub. Uimhir calendar: 36, Foroinn: d
1566
Dorrow
F Leathanach: 897
1571
Dorowe
COD Imleabhar: v, 181
1571
Dwrrowe
F Leathanach: 1786
1655
Durrow
DS
1655
Durrow
DS Par. (Reeves)
1660c
Durrow
BSD (La) Leathanach: 129
1685
Durrow
Hib. Del.
1838
Durrow
Inhabs.:AL Leathanach: C018,1,29

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