townland
Doire Uí Shé
genitive: Dhoire Uí Shé
(Irish)
Derryhay
(English)

Glossary

English (oak-)wood, grove, thicket
Ó, Uí

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the (oak-)wood of Ó Sé?
    Ó Sé — sloinne

    Is cosúil gurb ionann an áit seo agus 1549 ‘Dirrenehage … bounds of Faryn O Nowlin [Fearann Ó nDúnlaing “the land of the Uí Dhúnlaing”]’ — féach go bhfuil an baile fearainn seo suite ar theorainn bharúntachta. Is dealraitheach gur cheart ‘Dirrenehaye’ a léamh ansin. Tá áth suntasach léirithe ar theorainn theas an bhaile fearainn (Stepping Stones, Ford SO 25ʺ) ach is ar éigin gur réadú ar Doire an Átha atá anseo. Réiteodh ‘Dirrenehaye’ le Doire na hÁithe “the (oak-)wood of the kiln”, b’fhéidir, ach níl aon iarsmaí d’áith anseo (Fardal Seandálaíochta) agus ní heol dúinn aon tsampla d’áth “ford” mar fhocal baininscneach i logainmneacha (in ainneoin ‘áth … sometimes f[eminine]’, Dinneen; cf. www.dil.ie).

    D’fhéadfadh sé mar sin gurb é an sloinne Ó Sé atá sa cháilitheoir, agus gur réadú é 1549 ‘Dirrene[h]a[y]e’ ar fhoirm mhalartach * Doirín Uí Shé. Cf. ‘John Shea’ sa pharóiste seo in Griffith’s Valuation agus 40 sampla eile sa chontae.

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53.0123, -7.4751latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1549
Dirrenehage?
bounds of ffaryn O Nowlin
Carrigan MS
1660c
Derry & Aghamore
Féach bf Aghamore
BSD (La) Leathanach: 151
1838
Derryhay
BS:AL Leathanach: La046,18
1838
Derryheath
Hamilton, W. :AL Leathanach: La046,18
1838
Derryheath
Rour, G. :AL Leathanach: La046,18
1838
Derryhay
Despard:AL Leathanach: La046,18
1838
Doire Uí Aedha, 'O'Hay's oakwood'
"Another written authority must be obtained." [Nóta OD]
OD:AL Leathanach: La046,18
2004
deriˑˈheː
Áit.
2004
(Derry)ˈheː
Áit.

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