civil parish electoral division
Ráth Laighnín
genitive: Ráth Laighnín
validated name
(Irish)
Rathlynin
(English)

Glossary

ráth, ráith
English ring-fort

Centrepoint

52.5214, -8.0676 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

c.1302
Rathlayny
Pap. Tax. Leathanach: 317
c.1306
Rathleyni
Pap. Tax. Leathanach: 285
1548
Raleynyn
Inq.(TÁ) Leathanach: I.72
1551
Raleynyn
F Leathanach: 744
1570
Ratenen
COD Leathanach: V.169
1582
Ratenen
COD Leathanach: V.270
1607
Rathlinin
CPR Leathanach: 108b
1615
Rathkynyn
RVis. (CE) Leathanach: 285
1654
Rathleyny
CS II Leathanach: 5, 8, 44
1654
Rathleyny, Rathlyny
CS II Leathanach: 12
1659
Rathlegny
Cen. Leathanach: 325
1659
Rathleyne
Cen. Leathanach: 325
c.1660
Rathlayny
BSD (TÁ) Leathanach: 91
1665-6
Rathline
HMR (TÁ) Leathanach: 66
1666-7
Rathlinin
HMR (TÁ) Leathanach: 126
1667
Rathleyny
DS (s) (TÁ)
1840
The name of this Parish is in Irish Ráth Laighnín, which signifies the Rath....of Loyneen, a man's name formerly common in Ireland an still preserved in the family name of Lynam. There was a very celebrated Saint of this name called by Aengus in his
J O'D
LSO (TÁ)
1840
Rathliney or Rathlynan
BS:AL
1840
Rath laidhghnín
dúch:AL
1840
(R)ath l(a)id....ín
Glanta:AL
1840
Lynam's fort'
OD:AL
1989
ˌratˈləinən
Áit.

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