townland
Achadh Ghionaí
genitive: Achadh Ghionaí
non-validated name
(Irish)
Aghaginny
(English)

Glossary

achadh, -ach
English field

Centrepoint

54.064, -7.98942latitude, longitude
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Historical references

ˌɑːhəˈginiː
Áit.
ˌɑːhəˈgɪniː
Áit.
ˌɑːhəˈg′iniː
Áit.
"'g' hard as in 'grue'."
Nóta
(cf. FGB’)
Nóta
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Achadh-ghionaidh = Field of the opening. This is Dr. O’Donovan’s rendering, and he got it from intelligent local Irish speakers. The townland is situated on the side of Slieve-an-Ierin, Kiltubrid Parish. The Down Survey writes the name Aghagenny and Aghageny. Some distance up Slieve-an-Ierin a river rises, gathers force as it descends and cuts a deep ravine right through the centre of Aghaginny, sometimes to a depth of 30 or 40 feet. ‘The field of the chasm or ravine.’ Gionaidh may be a form of geineadh. "
Nóta
1655
Aghageny; Aghagenny
DS
1659
Aghgeany
Cen. Leathanach: 560
1660c
Aghagenny
BSD Leathanach: 47
1660c
Aghanagenny
BSD Leathanach: 47
1667
Aghageny
ASE Leathanach: 129
1685
Ahageny
Hib. Del.
1833
Aughaginey
TAB Leathanach: 9, Nóta: (61:16/11) innéacs
1836
Aughaginney
BS:AL
1836
Aughaginny
CM:AL
1836
Auhaginny
Buck:AL
1836
Aghaginny
S&V:AL
1836
Aghageeny (twice)
DS Ref.:AL
1836
Achadh Ghionaidh,
'field of the opening'
OD:AL
1836
Aghaginny
OD:AL

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