townland
An tSí Mhór
genitive: na Sí Móire
(Irish)
Sheemore
(English)

Glossary

English great, big

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53.9916, -8.01968latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
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Inq.
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n/a
"Pinkman: An Sídh-Mór = The great fairy ill. This is a remarkable hill in the parish of Kiltoghert. It can be seen for many miles around. Like Sheebeg it is steeped in fairy lore, and many are the legends that are handed down about it. Compare Hardiman, Irish Minstrelsy, Vol. I, page 47. In the townland of Sheemore there is a spring well with the name Tobar d’Uisce Mhilis, sweet or pure water. "
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"Arch. Inventory Passage tomb. ‘Carn.’ On top of the plateau of Sheemore (10). Passage tomb (possible). ‘Carn.’ Near the centre of the plateau of Sheemore Hill (10). Passage tomb. ‘Carn.’ At the SE edge of the plateau of Sheemore Hill (11). Field system. Around the top of the plateau of Sheemore Hill (32). Hilltop enclosure. On the summit of Sheemore Hill (33). Archaeological complex. ‘Sheemore.’ The Hill of Sheemore is a prominent feature with a rather flat top rising over the drumlins of south Leitrim. Its square-shouldered profile can be seen from a great distance, and its name suggest a connection with the ‘Otherworld.’ It has three cairns on its summit which can be classified as passage tombs, as well as a field system, two enclosures and a hilltop enclosure (39). Cashel. At the N-facing foot of Sheemore Hill (121). Cashel. At the N-facing foot of Sheemore Hill in an area of rock outcrop (121). Cashel. On a shelf at the base of the NW-facing slope of Sheemore (121). Rath. On the W
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"LSO: There are two very remarkable hills in the Parish of Kiltoghert called Shee-beg and Shee-more, concerning which there are many legends current in the Country, but as they have been given by Mr. Hardiman in his Minstrelsy (Vol. I, p.47) I shall not waste time to repeat them here. (106/219) "
Nóta
1585
?Inshemore
F Leathanach: 4785
1621
Sheemore
CPR Leathanach: 518b
1622
Sheemore
CPR Leathanach: 532a
1655
Insheemore
DS
1659
?Shermore
Cen. Leathanach: 559
1660c
Sheemore
BSD Leathanach: 56
1660c
?Enshimore
BSD Leathanach: 43
1667
Inshimore
ASE Leathanach: 129
1685
Inchimore
Hib. Del.
1692c
An tSidh Mhór
Amhráin Chearbhalláin Leathanach: 133
1802
Sheemore
Stat. Survey (Li) Nóta: (léarscáil)
1802
Shumore
Stat. Survey (Li) Leathanach: 4
1802
Sheemore
Stat. Survey (Li) Leathanach: 9
1835
Shemore
TAB (60:16/10) innéacs Nóta: (60:16/10) innéacs
1835
Sheemore
TAB Nóta: (60:16/10) léarscáil
1835
Shernare
TAB Leathanach: 75, Nóta: (60:16/10)
1835
Shernore
TAB Leathanach: 77, Nóta: (60:16/10)
1835
Shermore
TAB Leathanach: 177, Nóta: (60:16/10)
1836
Sheemore
BS:AL
1836
Sheemore
CM:AL
1836
Sigh-more,
'the large fairy'
Mc Donough, I.:AL
1836
Sidh mor, 'big shee/ hill'
"'Sidh' is translatd by Colgan, 'collis amonus'."
OD:AL
1836
Shee-more
OD:AL
1837
Sheemore
Top. Dict. Imleabhar: II, Leathanach: 214

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