civil parish river
An Abhainn Dubh
genitive: na hAbhann Duibhe
(Irish)
Owenduff
(English)

Glossary

abhainn, abha
English river
dubh, dú-, duí-
English black

Centrepoint

52.3123, -6.85664 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1382
Auanduff (Inspeximus and Confirmation of the Earl of Pemb. Charter to Tintern by King Richard II)
Hore Imleabhar: II, Leathanach: 19
1540
Coyndowe
Ir. Mon. Poss. Leathanach: 357
1543
Coyndowe
Hore Imleabhar: II, Leathanach: 87
1576
Donedowne alias Ownduffe
F Alt: 2890
1579
Dowdoine alias Owenduffe
Colclough Papers Leathanach: 6
1633
Downdowne al' Owenduffe
Inq. Lag. Alt: 82 CI
1654
Awenduffe Alius Blake Water
CS (LG) Leathanach: 168
1654
Awenduffe Parish, ye church of Awinduffe
CS (LG) Leathanach: 178
1654
River of Awanduffe
CS (LG) Leathanach: 168, 178
1654
River of Awinduffe alias Blacke water
CS (LG) Leathanach: 168
1654
The water of Awynduffe called Black Water
CS (LG) Leathanach: 168
1654
water of Awinduff alias Blackwater lands of Awinduff
CS (LG) Leathanach: 178
1655
Parish of Owenduffe
DS
1660
Awenduff Parish
BSD (LG) Leathanach: 23
1685c
Owenduffe
Hib. Del.
1816
Owenduffe
Gill (Wexford)
1840
An Abhainn Dubh ‘Blackriver’
OD:AL
1840
Owenduff Parish
Rector:AL (LG) An Abhainn Dubh

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