An Sconsa Uachtarach
genitive: an Sconsa Uachtaraigh
Sconce Upper

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the fortification?

    B’fhéidir gur brí dhéanach cosúil le ‘fence’ (Dinneen, FGB) atá i dtreis anseo seachas ‘defence work, fortification’ ( Ritheann an dá bhaile fearainn seo timpeall le 7km ar feadh na teorann idir sean-Laois (bar. Phort Laoise Thiar) agus Osraí (bar. Chuileannaí). Féach go bhfuil bf An Sconsa (#42181) (UF 24) suite ar theorainn bharúntachtaí Bhaile Átha Buí agus Ghéisille i gContae Uíbh Fhailí, 30km slí ó thuaidh.

    Mionainmneacha ar an léarscáil:
    Ní léir cad is bun leis an gcáilitheoir in Moanameny SO i mbarra an chnoic. Móin na Míne (?) < mín “fine (mountain) pasture”, b’fhéidir? Cf. bf Achadh na Míne (#40995) (Mu 5).


53.0573, -7.47926latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Upper Sconce
BS:AL Leathanach: LA016,97
Upper Sconce
OD:AL Leathanach: LA016,97
[Upper Sconce]
"…a sub-denomination called 'Moneameny'. In the southern end is a large wood and a sub-denomination called 'New Deerpark'."
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: LA016,97

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