townland
Cnoc Saighre
genitive: Chnoc Saighre
(Irish)
Knockseera
(English)

Glossary

English hill

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the hill of Saighir

    Bhí baint ag an láthair eaglasta seo (Church (Site of), Grave Yard, SO) le Ciarán, éarlamh Osraí, a bhí luaite freisin le Saighir (Chiaráin) in Éile Uí Chearúill (iardheisceart Chontae Uíbh Fhailí an lae inniu). Is ón tSaighir Chiaráin úd a fuair an áit seo a hainm de réir cosúlachta. Féach an tagairt Ghaeilge 1565 ‘Saighir Bheag’ (“little Saighir”) sa Leabhar Branach — is dócha gurb í an áit seo atá i gceist.

    Féach, de bhreis ar an SO, nótaí leis an gCorragánach (History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Ossory II 129–30) agus na hiontrálacha san Fhardal Seandálaíochta (‘ancient altar’, ‘ecclesiastical enclosure’, ‘holy tree/bush’, ‘penal mass station’, www.archaeology.ie).

    Cf. bf Saighir/Churchland (UF 36, 39) (#41543) agus par Saighir Chiaráin (#2042) i gCo. Uíbh Fhailí.

    Ní léir brí Saighir. Díol spéise réadú saighre mar 1838 ‘-seera’, 2004 /siːrə/.

Centrepoint

52.9222, -7.59362 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1518-19
Syrebeg?
Kildare Rent. Iontráil: 268
1565c
Saighir Bheag?
LBran. Leathanach: 67, Líne: 1745
1838y
Cnoc saoire, 'hill of freedom'
OD:AL Leathanach: La004,14
1838
Knockseon
Speed Gt Britain:AL Leathanach: La004,14
1838
Knockseera
Thacker, Rev.:AL Leathanach: La004,14
1838
Knockseera
Bergin, J.:AL Leathanach: La004,14
1838
Knockseera
BS:AL Leathanach: La004,14
1838
Ardvarney
BS:AL Leathanach: La004,15
1838
Knockseera
[James]
Delany, J.:AL Leathanach: La004,14
1838
Knockseera
OD:AL Leathanach: La004,14
1838
Knockseera
Lalor, J.:AL Leathanach: La004,14
2004
nɑkˈsiːrə
Áit.
2004
nɑkˈsiːrək
Áit.

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