townland
Cnoc na mBráthar
genitive: Chnoc na mBráthar
(Irish)
Knocknambraher
(English)

Glossary

English hill

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the hill of the friars
    < Cnocán na mBráthar “the hillock of the friars”

    Cnoc carraigeach (‘Karstified limestone bedrock at surface’ www.epa.ie) 121m ar airde. Caolseans gur leagan an-thruaillithe den ainm seo atá ar léarscáil 1563c ‘[ p]rācnocher’.

    Ainmneacha stairiúla:
    Bhí logainm eile ar an gcnoc seo, nó ar chuid de ar aon nós, mar atá 1659 ‘Knockany carell’, 1744 ‘Knocknecarroll’, 1754 ‘Knocknacaroll’, 1763 ‘Knocknocarol’. D’fhéadfaí Cnocán Uí Chearúill “the hillock of Ó Cearúill (sloinne)” a chur san áireamh, bunaithe ar iontráil 1659.

    Is cosúil go ndearna Knockna- de cnocán na sa dá ainm seo, rud atá spéisiúil ó thaobh na béime de.

Centrepoint

53.0248, -7.14724 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1563c
[p]rācnocher
Cotton Map
1613
Knockanemragher
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 12 C I
1636
Knockinbra al' Knocknembraher
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 36 C I
1659
Knockany carell
Cen.
1713
Knocknebrahir
CGn. Imleabhar: 10.384.3882
1744
Knocknecarroll & Knocknebraher
CGn. Imleabhar: 114, Leathanach: 507, Uimhir: 79828
1754
Knocknacarroll
L:H&S 15, 24
Léarscáil Eastáit
1763
Knocknocarol
"that part of the lands of Knocknocarol and Knocknabraher then called and known by the name of Brockley Park - John Pigott of"
CGn. Imleabhar: 227, Leathanach: 426, Uimhir: 148095
1838
Knocknabraher
BS:AL Leathanach: La062,10
1838
Knocknemraher
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: La062,10
1838
Knockinbra alias Knoknemraher
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: La062,10
1838
Cnoc na mbrathar, 'hill of the friars'
OD:AL Leathanach: La062,10
1838
Knocknambraher
OC (corr.):AL Leathanach: La062,10
1838
[Knocknambraher]
"…(The Friar's Hill)…"
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: La062,10
2004
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