townland
Tuaim Sheancháin
genitive: Thuaim Sheancháin
non-validated name
(Irish)
Woodford Demesne
(English)

Glossary

English (grave-)mound, burial-place

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the tumulus of Seanchán
    Seanchán — ainm pearsanta
    < Tuaim Senchaid, -Sencha, seanfhoirmeacha den logainm

  • English

    the tumulus of Seanchán
    Seanchán — personal name
    < Tuaim Senchaid, -Sencha, older forms of the placename

Centrepoint

54.0534, -7.68545latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
“Woodford House, which is half a mile north of Newtown-Gore, is built on the ruins of another of the O’Rourkes’ casltes: the estate was formerly well wooded, and remarkable for its oaks, and there are still two fine walled gardens of considerable extent. It was a place of great splendour, and belonged to the ancestors of W.Ormsby Gore, Esq,. of Porkington, Shropshire” (Lewis, 279)
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory: “Inland Promontory fort. In mixed woodland in a low-lying position on the S bank of a loop on the Woodford river. Identified as Tuam Seanchaidh or Toomonaghan, an early centre of the O’Rourke’s in south Leitrim which may have continued in use up to the 13th century…” (35) “Crannóg. At the centre of the S end of subrectangular Ballymagauran Lough… (52) Rath. On a slight rise in a low-lying landscape.” (132) “Rath. On a severe W-facing slope at the E shore of Garadice Lough.” (132) “Mansion. In a low-lying area on the S bank of the Woodford River. Reputedly on the site of an O’Rourke castle (McParlan 1802, 93), it is called ‘Tumanahan’ and described as the property of Richard, the 2nd Earl of Westmeath, on Down Survey maps. It became the property of the Ormsby-Gore family in the 18th century, and was in ruins by 1837 (Lewis, 1837, vol.1, 279)…”(215) "
Nóta
"Onom: Tuaim seancha; at L. Findmaige, now Toommonaghan, in Woodford demesne. "
Nóta
"ARÉ: (Nóta, 1386): Tuaim Seancha, now Toommonaghan, in Woodford demesne, in the parish and barony of Carrigallen, and county of Leitrim. It is situated on the north-east brink or Lough Finvoy, or Garadice Lough. "
Nóta
"“Toomonaghan is the very old name for Woodford.” (Census 1821, nótaí. Bréifne 1962, 115). "
Nóta
"De Bhulbh: Mac Seancha, MacSeanchaidhe: “the name of a family originally from Co. Sligo, but now found chiefly in Co. Leitrim. Fox is an incorrect translation…” "
Nóta
1386
“do ecc a Tuaim Senchaid oc Loch Findmaigi”
AConn. Leathanach: 1386.2
1386
I ttuaim Seancha acc loch fionnmaighe
ARÉ
1386
Do écc a Túaim Senchaid oc Loch Findmaigi
ALC
1622
Tullymanaghane alias Tumehanaghane
CPR Leathanach: 539a/b
1655
Tumanahan;Ardnegrogh
DS
1659
Towmanaghan
Cen. Leathanach: . 561
1660c
Tuamanaghan
BSD Leathanach: 4
1660c
Ardnegrough
BSD Leathanach: 4
1667
Tumonaghan
ASE Leathanach: 182:16
1685
Tumanahan; Ardnegrough
Hib. Del.
1733
Woodford
CGn. Leathanach: 72.242.50595
1778
Woodford (Gore Esq.)
T&S Leathanach: 59, 232
1802
Woodford
Stat. Survey (Li) Leathanach: 76
1802
Woodford House
Stat. Survey (Li) Leathanach: 93
1802
Woodford
Stat. Survey (Li) Leathanach: 111
1809
Tomonohan Tomanoghan
[Is cosúil ón léarscáil gur dhá áit éagsúla atá i gceist anseo.]
Scale Map (Li)
1817
Woodford
Larkin (Li)
1830c
Tuomonaghen
TAB Leathanach: (61:16/15) innéacs
1830c
Tuomonaghan
TAB Leathanach: (61:16/15) innéacs
1836
Toomonaghan
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Toomonaghan
Gore:AL
1836
Monaghan's mound or tumulus
OD:AL
1836
Toommonaghan
OD:AL
1836
Woodford Demesne
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Woodford Demesne
dúch:AL
1836
Woodford
HCons PR:AL 
1836
Woodford
CM:AL
1836
"Correct"
OD:AL
1837
Woodford House (féach thíos)
Top. Dict. Leathanach: 279

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