townland
Ceapach Stiabhna
genitive: Cheapach Stiabhna
(Irish)
Cappusteen
(English)

Glossary

ceapach, ceapaigh
English plot of land, tillage plot

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the tillage-plot of Stiabhna?
    Stiabhna — ainm pearsanta (< Estievne na nAngla-Normannach, a thug Steven sa Bhéarla agus Étienne sa Nua-Fhraincis)

    Tá an cáilitheoir éiginnte. Díol spéise an litriú in -u- ó 1824 ‘Capusteen’ amach. D’fhéadfaí an sloinne Gaelach seo a leanas a chur san áireamh: 1607 ‘Rory Oge O Sten … Rerrymore’ LS Uí Dhuinn 407 [= ‘O Steene’ in innéacs an LS]. Níl Raoire Mór ach 3km slí soir uaidh seo. Ní léir an bhfuil gaol ag an sloinne úd le ‘Ó Steafáin, O Stephane: a rare Leix surname’ Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall 648 (cf. 958AD ‘Dubhdúin Ua Steafáin abb Liss MóirARÉ II 678).

Centrepoint

53.1573, -7.52801latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1774-9
Caposleen[sic]
Dunne Papers Leathanach: 144
1810
Capasteen
CGn. Leathanach: 610.428.427877
1824
Capusteen
TAB
1838
Cappusteen
BS:AL Leathanach: La036,17
1838
Cappusteen
Map (Dunne, Gen.):AL Leathanach: La036,17
1838
Ceapa Stibhinn, 'Stephen's plot'
OD:AL Leathanach: La036,17
1838
Cappusteen
OD:AL Leathanach: La036,17
2005
kapəˈstiːn
Áit.

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