townland
An Bhuiríos Bheag
genitive: na Buiríse Bige
(Irish)
Borris Little
(English)

Glossary

beag, big
English small

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the borough, burgage land

    Tá tobar beannaithe agus fothracha teampaill i ndeisceart na Buiríse Móire (www.archaeology.ie). Cf. ainm an bhaile fearainn teorantaigh Ráth na Manach (#28330).

    Bhí an paróiste seo suite sa seandúiche Fearann Ó nDúllaing “the land of the Uí Dhúllaing” (1549 ‘ffarrynonowlyn’ = 1551 ‘Feryn Onowlyn’, 1551 ‘Farryn O’Nolan’, 1563c ‘Feranodovlin’, srl.). Fianaise ar urú atá sa mhalartú seo -n- le -d-. Tá fianaise againn ar an urú in ainm dúiche eile ar chuid í de Laoighis .i. Fearann Ó gCeallaigh “the land of the Uí Cheallaigh” agus san ainm abhann abh Abhainn Ó gCeallaigh “the river of the Uí Cheallaigh” (féach faoi #129). Dá bharr sin b’fhéidir gurbh fhearr glacadh leis gurbh í an fhoirm iolra atá in 1550–51 ‘Farryn y liallor’, 1563c ‘F[e]rano[l]avler’ < Fearann Ó Leathlobhair “the land of the Uí Leathlobhair” i Laoighis chomh maith.

    Tá daoine de mhuintir Dhúllaing luaite sa 16ú haois le bf An Ros (#28427), par. Chluain Eidhneach agus Chluain Caoin laistiar, paróiste eile sa seandúiche Fearann Ó nDúllaing.
    Cf. an logainm b Buiríos Mór Osraí (#1416672).

Centrepoint

53.0376, -7.29223 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1655
Little Burresse
DS
1660c
Little Burres
BSD (La) Leathanach: 93
1685
Little Burres
Hib. Del.
1805
Burrass
Cahill (La)
2004
borisˈlitil
Áit.
2005
ˈboris
Áit.

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