townland
Bun Duibhe
genitive: Bhun Duibhe
non-validated name
(Irish)
Bunduff
(English)

Glossary

English (river-)mouth, bottom(-land)
dubh, dú-, duí-
English black

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    (the) mouth of Dubh
    Dubh/An Duibh, 'Duff River'

  • English

    (the) mouth of Dubh
    Dubh/An Duibh, 'Duff River'

Centrepoint

54.4632, -8.37913latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
Cf. ME, Sl
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Bun-Duibhe = Mouth of the river Duff. ‘Amnis qui dicitur niger’ – Book of Armagh. This river rises in the townland of Cleighragh, forms for a short distance the boundary between Leitrim and Sligo and falls into Donegal Bay about ¾ of a mile west of the mouth of the River Drowes (See Annals of Four Masters, AD 1494). "
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory: Holy well. On a gentle rise 20m SE of a stream (187). Holy well. Situated c.50m S of the foreshreo of Donegal Bay (187). House (sites). In an undulating landscape (228). "
Nóta
1494
Bun Duibhe
ARÉ Leathanach: IV, 1208
1654-6
the river called Bunduffe
CS (LG) Leathanach: IX, 96
1654-6
the river Banduffe
CS (LG) Leathanach: IX, 96
1802
Brinduff recte Bunduff [rivulet]
Stat. Survey (Li) Leathanach: 3
1817
Bunduff
Larkin
1836
Bundubh
Plan:AL
1836
Bunduff
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Bunduibhe
'bunduff'
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Bunduff
CM:AL
1836
Bun duibh, bun duibhe
pl:AL
1836
Bun: duibhe
'mouth of the river Duff, or Black River'
OD:AL
1836
Bunduff
OD:AL
1836
[Bunduff]
"…near the east boundary stands a fort…"
Desc. Rem.:AL
2010
dəˌbundofˈrivər
2010
ˌbunˈdof
Áit.

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