townland
Doire Shalach
genitive: Dhoire Shalach
(Irish)
Derryhallagh
(English)

Glossary

English (oak-)wood, grove, thicket

Centrepoint

54.0547, -8.02181 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
Mu
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Doire-shalach = Miry or dirty wood. This appears to be an irregular aspiration of the adjective, as doire is a masculine noun. It must be a remnant of a neuter eclipsis, or what was equivalent to it, and shows that doire was regarded as a neuter noun at one time. Compare Doire-Mhin, Derryveen in Monaghan and Tyrone and Doire-Mhór, Derryveen in Monaghan and Tyrone and Doire-Mhór, Derryvore in Armagh and Fermanagh. "
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory Enclosure. On top of a small rise in an undulating landscape (144). "
Nóta
1655
Derehallaghbegg
DS
1660c
Derryhallagh
BSD Leathanach: 43
1667
Derryhallaghmore; Derryhallaghbegg
ASE Leathanach: 129
1685
Derihallobeg
Hib. Del.
1835
Derryhalla
TAB Leathanach: 143, Nóta: (60:16/10) innéacs, léarscáil
1836
Derryhollagh
BS:AL
1836
Derryhallagh
CM:AL
1836
Dair-salleach,
'the dirty oak'
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Derryhollow
HCons PR:AL 
1836
Derrysallagh
S&V:AL
1836
Derehallagh
DS Ref.:AL
1836
Doire shallach,
'dirty Derry, or oak wood'
OD:AL
1836
Derryhallagh
OD:AL
1836
[Derryhallagh]
"…a fort in the eastern end…"
Desc. Rem.:AL

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