townland
Doire na Ceachar (Raycroft)
genitive: Dhoire na Ceachar
non-validated name
(Irish)
Derrinkeher (Raycroft)
(English)

Glossary

English (oak-)wood, grove, thicket

Explanatory note

  • English

    the (oak-)wood of the quagmire

Centrepoint

54.0658, -7.89507latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Doire-an-cheachaire = Wood of the mire, or miry place. Ceachair is usually a feminie noun, but compare Hogan, Onomasticon, Doire-an-Choechair. Perhaps the Irish form should be Doirín-Cheachair. There are three townlands of this name, in Oughteragh Parish… "
Nóta
1627
Da(e)rrinkeyer
Inq. Leathanach: 160
1655
Derenkehan
DS
1659
?Derrikiher
Cen. Leathanach: 562
1660c
Derinkeher
BSD Leathanach: 9
1667
Derrinkehir
ASE Leathanach: 182:16
<s>1667<s>
<s>Derinkeher<s>
ASE Leathanach: 182:16
1668
Derrinkeher alias Derrinkeigher
ASE Leathanach: 161:34
1685
Derenkehan
Hib. Del.
1817
*Derrinkehel[]
Larkin (Li)
1836
Dernkeher Raycroft
BS:AL
1836
Dernkeher Raycroft
Stacke, Capt.:AL
1836
Derrinkehan Raycroft
Larkin (Li)
1836
Derinkehir Raycroft
HCSR:AL 
1836
Derrinkeher Raycroft
OD:AL
1852
?Derrenkeher
(O’Hara/King)
Leitrim Vot. 1852 Leathanach: 462

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