townland
Créach
genitive: Chréach
non-validated name
(Irish)
Crey
(English)

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    Ní léir brí créach. Gaolmhar le gréach?

  • English

    The meaning of créach is unclear. Related to gréach?

Centrepoint

54.0459, -8.00341 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Crey
kreː
Áit.
Nóta
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Créach = A brake or a shrubbery. The word is, also, applied to land over-grown with coarse vegetation of any kind. This name is written on the Ordnance Maps Crey and Creagh. “Next day they sent marauding parties to Creit, to Cairthe-Muilchenn and to Tor-Glinne-Fearna.” Four Masters, AD 1235. O’Donovan, in a note, thinks the reference in the first name might be to this place near Drumshanbo. But Crey, near Drumshanbo, would be around 30 miles from either of the other places which are in North Leitrim. "
Nóta
1622
?Crechebegg and Creehmore
CPR Leathanach: 530a
1622
?Crea alias Crene
CPR Leathanach: 532a
1659
Krey
Cen. Leathanach: 559
1660c
Crey
BSD Leathanach: 42, 56
1667
Crey
ASE Leathanach: 129
1835
Crah[..]y
TAB (60:16/10) innéacs Nóta: (60:16/10) innéacs
1835
Creahy
TAB Leathanach: 97, 179, Nóta: (60:16/10)
1835
?Creagh
(Taylor)
TAB (60:16/10) innéacs Leathanach: 115, 179, Nóta: (60:16/10) innéacs
1836
Krea
BS:AL
1836
Krey
S&V:AL
1836
Krea,
'means clay'
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Greenagh
CM:AL
1836
Crey & Creenagh
DS:AL
1836
Créidhe,
'clay, or earth'
OD:AL
1836
Crey
"See indexes." [Nóta OD]
OD:AL

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