townland
Carraig Dhamháin
genitive: Charraig Dhamháin
non-validated name
(Irish)
Carrickgooan
(English)

Glossary

English rock

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the rock of Damhán; rock of (the) small ox, fawn
    Ní léir cé acu an t-ainm pearsanta Damhán nó an t-ainmfhocal damhán, 'small ox, young bull; calf, fawn', atá sa dara heilimint anseo

  • English

    the rock of Damhán; rock of (the) small ox, fawn
    It is unclear whether the second element is the personal name Damhán or the noun damhán, 'small ox, young bull; calf, fawn'

Centrepoint

54.3311, -8.26953 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

ˌkarəkˈdoun
Áit.
ˌkarəˈgoːən
(amhrasach)
Áit.
Nóta
Nóta
"Pinkman: Carraig-dhúin = Rock of the fort. This name is a puzzle, and O’Donovan has some very confusing remarks on the name. The Down Survey gives ‘Carrickgowen’ and a Royal Commission Report of 1821-1825 has Carrickdonane, alias Carrickgawen. Now, according to the Ordnance Field names, it was often written and pronounced Carrickdown, and, as a matter of fact, the common local pronunciation today is Carrickdown. I mentioned Carrickgooan to some residents; they said they never heard the name; others assured me that they remembered to hear the old people use that form. Can this be a case of the interchange of the letters ‘d’ and ‘g’ in the anglicizing process? (Compare Joyce, Place-names, Vol. I, pages 56-7). And that the true Irish form is Carraig-dhúin. See Dinneen, dún. There are traces of a fort in the townland. "
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory: Rath. On a gentle SW-facing slope (66). "
Nóta
1622
Carrigavane
CPR Leathanach: 536b
1660c
Carruckgawen
BSD Leathanach: 35
1668
Carrickdonane alias Carrickgawen
ASE Leathanach: 187:23
1685
Carickgowen
Hib. Del.
1817
Carrickdown
Larkin
1835?
Carrickdown
TAB Leathanach: Innéacs, 11 (59:16/2)
1836
Carrickdown
BS:AL
1836
Carrickdown
Larkin (Li)
1836
Carrickdown
Bar. Cons.:AL
1836
Carraig a dúin
Orme, M.:AL
1836
Carrickdown
Cullen, D.:AL
1836
Carrickdown
Park:AL
1836
Carickgawen
DS Ref.:AL
1836
Carrickgowen
DS Map:AL
1836
Carraic căbhán, bha//n:,
'white mark'
pl:AL
1836
"Carraic bha//n:, 'white rock,' 'rupes alba' "
"Carraic Ghúbhan" [dúch]
OD:AL
1836
Carrickgooan
OD:AL

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