townland
Corr an Chairr
genitive: Chorr an Chairr
non-validated name
(Irish)
Corracar
(English)

Glossary

English round hill, pointed hill, hollow; pointed, conspicuous, odd

Centrepoint

54.0246, -7.64492latitude, longitude
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Historical references

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"Arch. Inventory: “Church (site)… The church of Aughbui was an RC church 1750-1824 before the present RC church at Drumeela was built…” (176) "
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"Pinkman: Corra-Cárr (nó Corr-a’-Cháirr) Hill of the cars. The Irish word carr is the same as the English word, car, but it is not borrowed from it. It is found in Irish writings nearly 1000 years old. Cars without wheels, or slide cars, were once very common, particularly for taking turf down the steep sides of mountains. "
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" Early Irish Farming: CIH ii 384.15 = AL; 170.1-1; ‘carr .i. aílich [no] arba ‘a cart, i.e. for [transporting] manure or corn. (AL = Glossary to Ancient Laws of Ireland) An bhrí ‘weir’ le carr freisin (EIF)"
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1660c
Corr[n]charra
BSD Leathanach: 15
1667
?Coragha
(Coragh, p: Drumreilly)
ASE Leathanach: 182:16
1734
C[h]archarra
CGn. Leathanach: 76.21.53664
1734
Currcarr
CGn. Leathanach: 76.21.53664
1817
Corcar
Larkin (Li)
1830c
Curcar
TAB Leathanach: (61:16/15) innéacs, 37
1836
Coricar
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Cor a Geist
'the orchard crane'
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Corracar
Buck, H.:AL
1836
Coragare
S&V:AL
1836
Corkar
HCons PR:AL 
1836
Corcar
CM:AL
1836
Coriar
Harrison, T.:AL
1836
Corcar
Gibson, J.:AL
1836
Cor a cár
'round hill of the cars (side-cars)'
pl:AL
1836
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OD:AL

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