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An Fraoch Mór
genitive: an Fhraoigh Mhóir
non-validated name
(Irish)
Greatheath
(English)
Glossary
mór great, big
Explanatory note
  • Gaeilge

    the big heath

    Cf. an nóta faoi bf Lóiste an Fhraoigh (#28300) i bPort Laoise Thoir laisteas.

    Mionainmneacha ar an léarscáil:
    1. Ní léir an loch i ndáiríre a bhí in 1549 ‘Laaghdowe’ CarrMS, 1841 Black Lough SO < An Loch Dubh (?) ó cheart; d’fhéadfadh lathach “mire” a chur san áireamh má tá an litriú ón 16ú haois cruinn (cf. bf An Lathach (#28291)).
    2. 1838 ‘Rath Sheághain i.e. Shane’s Rath … it is the opinion of some people that it was formed in modern times when horse races were first established on that Common’ LSO II 238, 1841 Rathshane SO < Ráth Siáin (?) “ring-fort of (the) fairy mound, hillock” i lár an Fhraoigh Mhóir, suite ar theorainn Chlann Mhaoilíora agus Laoise. Féach an Fardal Seandálaíochta: ‘Situated on the highest point of the Heath, the surrounding land slopes dramatically to NE and SW.’
    Is é seo a leanas an pátrún béarlaithe ginearálta a d’imir ar sián sa chontae seo de ghnáth: -ya- /-ia- sa 16ú haois agus isteach sa 17ú haois, -a- /aː/ ón 17ú haois go dtí lár an 19ú haois, agus /eː/ i bhfuaimniú an lae inniu (#27773, #28661, #27773, #1419166).

Irish Grid

N 52472 01479

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