townland
Gort na gCruach
genitive: Ghort na gCruach
(Irish)
Gortnagroagh
(English)

Glossary

gort, gart
English field
cruach, cruachán
English stack, peak

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the field of the stacks?

    D’fhéadfadh sé freisin gur réadú é 1632 ‘Gortnecroe’ ar Gort na Croiche “the field of the Cross, the gallows” agus go bhfuil baint éigin ag an ainm seo le hainm an bhaile fearainn teorantaigh bf Cross (#28029). Is cosúil go bhfuil an chuid eile den fhianaise ag cur ina choinne sin. Díol spéise na foirmeacha 1655–1669 anseo a chur i gcomparáid le 1639 ‘Ballynecrough’, 1655 ‘Ballanacrogh’, ar réaduithe iad ar bf Baile na Croiche (#55014) (CM 21, 27) (1549 ‘Ballynecroy’, 1668 ‘Ballycroe’, srl.).

Centrepoint

52.924, -7.4871 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1632
Gortnecroe
Inq. Lag. Alt: 14
1655
Crosse & Gurtinrough
DS (Terr.)
1660c
Crosse & Gurtinrough
BSD (La) Leathanach: 135
1669
Gortnegreagh alias Gortnirough, Crosse and
ASE Leathanach: 192
1838
Gortnagrough
BS:AL Leathanach: La005,1
1838
Gortnecroe
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: La005,1
1838
Gurtinrough?
DS:AL Leathanach: La005,1
1838
Gortnacorragh
Inq. J I:AL Leathanach: La005,1
1838
Gortnagroagh
OD:AL Leathanach: La005,1
1838
Gortnagrough
Lalor, J.:AL Leathanach: La005,1
1838y
Gort na gcruach, 'field of the ricks or stacks'
OD:AL Leathanach: La005,1
1838
Gort na gcruach
pl:AL Leathanach: La005,1
1838
Gortnagrough
Roe, W.:AL Leathanach: La005,1
1838
Gortnagrough
Thacker, Rev.:AL Leathanach: La005,1
2004
gortnəˈgruː
Áit.

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