townland
Na Breacacha
genitive: na mBreacach
(Irish)
Braccas
(English)

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the speckled places?

    Níl bunús an ainm seo ró-shoiléir agus tá an fhianaise tearc agus déanach.

    Is é is dóichí ná gurb é an t-iolra Béarla atá san -s deiridh agus nach cuid de logainm Gaeilge é — ní heol dúinn aon chomhfhocal breac + -as i logainmneacha. Seans gur eascair Braccas ó * Bracka(gh)s < An Bhreacach/Na Breacacha. Díol spéise go bhfuil an t-iolra Béarla seo le sonrú san fhianaise ar bf Brocka (#28036), baile fearainn beag eile (55 acra) 6km uaidh seo i bparóiste Chill Deilge: 1838 ‘Brocca’, ‘Brackas’, ‘Broccas’.

    Talamh fhliuch atá sa chuid is mó den bhaile fearainn seo (‘Fen Peat’, www.epa.ie); cf. an baile fearainn eile úd Brocka (‘Surface water Gleys’).

Centrepoint

52.8476, -7.4855 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1795
Braccas & bog
CGn. Leathanach: 499.373.316850
1838
Braccas
Lodge, R.:AL Leathanach: La006,25
1838
Breacach, 'speckled, or spotted land'
OD:AL Leathanach: La006,25
1838
Brackas
pl:AL Leathanach: La006,25
1838
Braccas
Price, Rev.T.:AL Leathanach: La006,25
1838
Braccas
BS:AL Leathanach: La006,25
1838
Braccas
OD:AL Leathanach: La006,25

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