townland
Doirín na Seannach
genitive: Dhoirín na Seannach
(Irish)
Derrin
(English)

Glossary

English little oak-wood
sionnach, sionnaigh, seannach
English fox

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the little (oak-)wood of the foxes

    Díol spéise an fuaimniú seannach atá le sonrú sa chuid is mó de na foirmeacha stairiúla ón 17ú haois (cf., b’fhéidir, 1743 ‘Knockardgannan’ < Cnoc Ard Mhic Fhionnáin? (#28739)).

    Seans freisin gurb é an sloinne An Sionnach (Fox) atá sa cháilitheoir anseo agus sa logainm Cloch an tSionnaigh “the stone (structure) of the fox”, ainm eile ar bf Cnoc an tSéipéil (La 28) (#27862) sa pharóiste céanna. Níl aon fhianaise dheimhnitheach chun an sloinne úd a cheangal le ceachtar den dá áit seo, áfach.

Centrepoint

52.9511, -7.61281 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1601
Derenishananshy
Teige M'Kryny
F Leathanach: 6551
1601
Dyrenesmagh
Dyrmot m'Donell M'Fynin
F Leathanach: 6551
1601
Dyrren
Hugh M'Cassen; Conly Mc Cassen; Fynen & Shane McDonnell
F Leathanach: 6551
1601
Derryn
Gillpatrick mc Shane McCassen
F Alt: 6551
1624
Dirrineshinagh otherwise Dirrineshinagh
CPR Leathanach: 586
1636
Derryshinagh al' Derrishingh
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 20 C I
1642
Derrineshanaghe
Dep. 1641
1655
Derrmishannagh
DS
1655
Dirrishanagh
DS Par. (Reeves)
1655
Dirrinashannagh
DS (Terr.)
1659
Derrinshenna
Cen. Leathanach: 492
1659
Derrinshennagh
Cen. Leathanach: 492
1660c
Derrinashannagh
BSD (La) Leathanach: 135
1685
Derrinishanagh
Hib. Del.
1805
Dyrrin
Cahill (La)
1838
Derreenishanagh
Borris in Ossory Survey 1 Leathanach: La004,2
1838
Derrin
BS:AL Leathanach: La004,2
1838
Derryshinagh, Derrishingh
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: La004,2
1838
Derryne
Inq. C II:AL Leathanach: La004,2
1838
[Derrin]
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: La004,2
1838
Derrin
Heaney, Rev.:AL Leathanach: La004,2
1838
Derrin
"Made 'Derreen' in Connaught." [Nóta OD]
OD:AL Leathanach: La004,2
1838
Derrin
Lalor, J.:AL Leathanach: La004,2
1838y
Doirín, 'a small Derry or oak wood'
OD:AL Leathanach: La004,2
1838x
Doirín
pl:AL Leathanach: La004,2
1838
Derrin
Thacker, Rev.:AL Leathanach: La004,2
1838
Derreenshinagh
Vestry Bk.:AL Leathanach: La004,2
2004
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