Biorra
genitive: Bhiorra
validated name
(Irish)
Birr
(English)

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    having springs, streams; watercress

  • English

    having springs, streams; watercress

Centrepoint

53.0866, -7.87651latitude, longitude
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Historical references

8ú aois
Birra
Adomnan Leathanach: 486/106a
553
Breanainn Biorra
ARÉ Leathanach: I, 190
760
hitir muintir Clono ocus Biroir
AU I Leathanach: 1, 224
820
abb Biorair
ARÉ Leathanach: I, 430
825
occ Biorrae
??
AIF Leathanach: 440
827
occ Birraib
AU I Leathanach: I, 324
830
Rígfeil Brénainn Birra
FOeng. Leathanach: 237 (29 Nov.)
C1150
Brénaind Birra
LL Leathanach: V, 1276 =297a
1174
Senodh Birra
AU I Leathanach: II, 178
1305
Byrre
RBO
1398
Byrra
CPL Leathanach: V 103
1400c
Slat Bhiorra
Top. Poems Leathanach: 62.1671
c1400
Muintear Cearbhaill cláir Bhiorra
Top. Poems Leathanach: 61/1646
1407
Byrrad
CPL Leathanach: VI 120
1418
Birra
CPL Leathanach: VII 74
1443
Birra
CPL Leathanach: IX 375
1487
Birria
CPL Leathanach: XIV 177
1532
Brenainn Birra
BCC Leathanach: 436/399
1582
Birry
F Leathanach: 3954
1582
Dirry
F Leathanach: 3954
1595
Byrre in Ely O'Carroll
COD Imleabhar: VI, 76
1602
Byr
F Leathanach: 6736
1605
Birrie
CPR Leathanach: 87
1606
Birra
CPR Leathanach: 88
1620
Birr
CPR Leathanach: 497
1620
Birr, castle and fortilage of
CPR Leathanach: 467
1630
Brenainn Birrae
FNÉ Leathanach: 64
1633
Bréanainn Biorra
FFÉ Leathanach: III, 74
1633
easpog Biorair
FFÉ Leathanach: III, 186
1633
ó Bhiorra
FFÉ Leathanach: III, 166
1633
Birre
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 22 C I
1659
Bir
Cen. Leathanach: 446
1660c
Birre & Ballindarragh
BSD (UF) Leathanach: 59
1660c
Birre Parish
BSD (UF) Leathanach: 58
1660c
Ballybritt Parish (represents Birre parish)
RIA
BSD (UF)
1685
Birr (parish)
Hib. Del.
1685
Birr
Hib. Del.
1837
Biorra, Birr
Archdall:AL
1837
Birr
BS:AL
1837
Birr
CM:AL
1837
Birr
Co. Treas.:AL
1837
Biorra a marsh
OD:AL
1837
Birr
GJP:AL
1837
Birr
S&V:AL
1838
Biorra, watery plain, Aengus Ceile De and all subsequent Irish authorities
OD:ALPB
1969
Biorra
Bailte Poist

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