townland
Doire Leathan
genitive: Dhoire Leathan
(Irish)
Derrylahan
(English)

Glossary

English (oak-)wood, grove, thicket

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    broad (oak-)wood

    Tá caomhnú -th- /h/ láir le tabhairt faoi deara anseo. Is minic a chailltear an foghar seo idir ghutaí gairide in oirdheisceart na tíre (e.g. bf An Cuar Leathan (#28813), bf An Currach Leathan (CC 25) (#27313), bf An Ráth Leathan (#3522) (Ce 8), bf An Charraig Leathan (#54539) (LG 37)).

Centrepoint

52.9925, -7.63064latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1616
Direleahan otherwise Dirrinchony
Teige Fitz-Patrick
CPR Leathanach: 356
1621
Direlehan al' Dirriehony
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 19 J I
1655
Derrylackan, Mongaghmore
DS (Terr.)
1659
Derrilehan & Magharibeg
Cen. Leathanach: 496
1660c
Derryleckan
BSD (La) Leathanach: 149
1667
Derrelaughan
ASE
1838
Derrylaghan
BS:AL Leathanach: La046,21
1838
Derrylaghan
Bar. Cons.:AL Leathanach: La046,21
1838
Derryleckan?
DS:AL Leathanach: La046,21
1838
Doire leathan, 'broad Derry, or oak wood'
OD:AL Leathanach: La046,21
1838
Derralahan
pl:AL Leathanach: La046,21
1838
Derrylahan
dúch:AL Leathanach: La046,21
1838
Direlehan alias Dirriehony
Inq. J I:AL Leathanach: La046,21
1838
Derrylahan
Smith:AL (La) Leathanach: La046,21

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