townland
Doire Mhór Thoir
genitive: Dhoire Mhóir Thoir
non-validated name
(Irish)
Derrymore East
(English)

Glossary

English (oak-)wood, grove, thicket
English great, big

Hierarchy

county

barony

civil parish

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    big (oak-)wood
    Ní hannamh séimhiú ag leanúint doire — iarsma den sean-logthuiseal.

  • English

    big (oak-)wood
    The word doire, '(oak-)wood', is not infrequently followed by lenition — a remnant of the old locative case.

Centrepoint

52.23, -9.8292latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1579
Dyrymor?
Cloghan, Bealcarten, Owen M'Sihy of Dyrymore?, Edmond Halligeot of Halligeotston, Carig na filly, Ballynahaw, Bally na hally
F Leathanach: 3546
1584
Dirremore
On the north side of the mountain of Sleavemish
Desm. Surv. Leathanach: 8, Imleabhar: M5037
1587
Derrymore
'late the earl's' [Earl of Desmond]
F Leathanach: 5043
1613
Dyrry More
Dyrry More, Dyrrykey, Killballylahiff, Gleannygealt, Keappaghlogh, Bally Mc Keagog
Inq.(Ci) Leathanach: 91
1659
Dyrrymore
Annagh Parrish, 'bar. Trughanac';
Cen. Leathanach: 245
1741
Dirrymore
CGn. Leathanach: 42.72653, Imleabhar: 106
1824c
Derrimore
TAB Leathanach: 1
1841
Derrymore East
BS:AL Leathanach: Ci007,13
1841
Derrymore
BM:AL Leathanach: Ci007,13
1841
Derrymore
Larkin (Ci):AL Leathanach: Ci007,13
1841
Derrymore
Smith Hist. Kerry:AL Leathanach: Ci007,13
1841
Derrymore
Rowan, Rev. A.:AL Leathanach: Ci007,13
1841
Derry More
Inq. J I:AL Leathanach: Ci007,13
1841
Doire mór, 'great oak wood'
OD:AL Leathanach: Ci007,13
1841
Derrymore etc.
OD:AL Leathanach: Ci007,13
1950
An Doire Mór Thoir
'Sa Doire Mhuar'; 'Oileán a' Doire Mhuair'. Aon bhf amháin é 'thoir' agus 'thiar' ar theorainn a chéile. Níl doire ná, ar éigean, crann anois ann. (An Seabhac)
Ainmneacha i dTriúch an Aicme Leathanach: 128
1968
ˌdir′əˈwuər, ˌdir′əˈvuər
[ˌdir′əˈwuər] 'the old people' (in áit 'Derrymore');
Áit. Cainteoir: FF, Uimhir : T208a1
1968
ˈderiːˌmoːr
Áit. Cainteoir: FF, Uimhir : T208a1

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