civil parish
An Neadán
genitive: an Neadáin
validated name
(Irish)
Neddans
(English)

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the little nest
    Faoin 19ú haois tuigeadh do mhuintir na háite gur foirm den fhocal feadán, ‘stream’, a bhí in ainm an pharóiste seo (féach 1840 ‘Na Feadáin … The townland is now called Fearann na bhFeadán’, Litreacha na Suirbhéireachta Ordanáis I, 61/25; 1840 'Fearann an Fhiodain', Ainmleabhar); cf. an bf Fearann an Neadáin: b’ionann fuaim don ainm seo agus do Fearann an Fheadáin.

  • English

    the little nest
    By the nineteenth century the name of this parish was locally understood to contain a form of the word feadán, ‘stream’ (see 1840 ‘Na Feadáin … The townland is now called Fearann na bhFeadán’, Ordnance Survey Letters I, 61/25; 1840 'Fearann an Fhiodain', Namebook); cf. the townland name Fearann an Neadáin/Neddans (Farran), which would sound identical to Fearann an Fheadáin.

Centrepoint

52.3028, -7.85216latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1985
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Áit.

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