townland
An Longfort
genitive: an Longfoirt
(Irish)
Longford
(English)

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the encampment?

    Is minic an logainm chomónta Gaeilge longfort (comhfhocal ón dá ainmfhocal long+port) “encampment” a ionadú leis an logainm Béarla longford (< long (aidiacht) + ford (ainmfhocal)), ní nach ionadh. Agus is é is dóichí ná gurb in a tharla anseo freisin. D’fhéadfadh ceachtar den dá lios sa bhaile fearainn seo a bheith i gceist leis an ainm (www.archaeology.ie).

    Ach bíonn longford le fáil freisin mar logainm Béarla ann féin gan amhras, cé go mb’fhéidir nach mbeifí ag súil le logainm Béarla sa cheantar seo chomh luath le 1597. Ní féidir a chur as an áireamh ar fad go ndéanann longford tagairt anseo do shlí trasna ceann de na srutháin anseo. Cuir i gcás an t-áth atá léirithe ag bun Longford Hill i lár an bhaile fearainn (Ford, Stepping Stones SO 25ʺ), nó an ceann atá léirithe ag Droichead na Duilliúrach i bhfíordheisceart an bhaile fearainn (Ford, Delour Br. SO 25ʺ), nó fiú an Foot Stick agus Ford trasna an tsrutháin díreach taobh thall den teorainn le bf Gairfin lastoir.

Centrepoint

53.0089, -7.58476 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1597
Longford
F Leathanach: 6117
1615
Longford
CPR Leathanach: 298
1621
Longford
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 19 J I
1655
Longford
DS
1655
Longford
DS (P)
1655
Lowford
DS (Terr.)
1659
Longford
Cen. Leathanach: 496
1660c
Lonford
BSD (La) Leathanach: 149
1685
Longford
Hib. Del.
1838
Longford
BS:AL Leathanach: La047,17
1838
Longford
Bar. Cons.:AL Leathanach: La047,17
1838
Longford
Inq. J I:AL Leathanach: La047,17
1838
Lowford
DS Ref.:AL Leathanach: La047,17
1838
Longford
DS Map:AL Leathanach: La047,17
1838
Longphort, 'a camp, or entrenchment'
OD:AL Leathanach: La047,17
1838
Longford
OD:AL Leathanach: La047,17
1838
[Longford]
"…there is also a Danish fort near the centre and a tree in the south end called 'Monument Tree'."
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: La047,17

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