townland
Barr Fharaidh
genitive: Bharr Fharaidh
non-validated name
(Irish)
Barr of Farrow
(English)

Glossary

English top

Centrepoint

54.2792, -8.06102latitude, longitude
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Historical references

ˌfarəˈbar
Áit.
ˌfarəˈbaˑr
Áit.
ˌfɑrəˈbarz
Áit.
ˌbaːrəˈfarə
Áit.
farəˈbaːr
Áit.
Nóta
Nóta
"Cf. Farrow, IM Ce: An Fhorrach Mhór Ao: Farra/An Fhorrach Ca: Farragh "
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Bárr-farraigh. The top of Farrow, Farrach means a meeting place, a house of assembly. See Forrach O’Donovan, Supplement O’Reilly. In the Tripartite Life of St. Patrick it is stated that during the Saint’s journey through Connaught he paid a visit to the assembly place of the tribe of Amhalgaidh, and preached to a vast concourse of people, and converted and baptized the seven sons of Amhalaidh and several thousand people. The place was called Forrach-Mac-nAmhalgaidh – that is, the meeting place of the clan or tribe of Mac Auley. Farrow Barr was a meeting place of some kind "
Nóta
DIL: forrach – an area of more or less defined extent; a meeting-place
Nóta
n/a
“Tugtar faradh i gCo. Liathdroma agus i gCo. Shligigh ar lota (lofta, lochta). Chonnaic mé ceann i dteach Aodha Uí Fhloinn atá breis agus céad bliadhan d’aois. As slait shaileach agus driseóga atá sé déanta. Cláracha adhmaid is mó a cítear ionnta indiu. Ins na cúigibh uilig tugtar faradh de ghnáth ar chliath na gcearc.” (“Canamhaint Mhuintir Chionnaith agus Clann Fhearmaighe” Bréifne, 1967, 291).
Nóta
Cf. “Barr” in Lyon go Dún Lúiche, Art Ó Maolfabhail
Nóta
1659
?Farrow McGlanboy
Cen. Leathanach: 566
1817
Farbar
Larkin
1835
Farrowbar
TAB Leathanach: Innéacs, 37, 38 (60:16/5)
1835
Farrowbar Mtn
TAB Leathanach: Innéacs, 38, 39 (60:16/5)
1836
Farrow Bar of
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Farrow Bar of
BS:AL
1836
Farrobar
Peace, Clerk of:AL
1836
Bar-Fhearraigh
pl:AL
1836
Barr-fhearraigh, 'bar is the mountain part of a townland'
"Vide Farrow in the Co of Mayo." [Nóta OD] "Meaning?-no other in this Co." [dúch]
OD:AL

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