townland
Míne Mhór
genitive: Mhíne Mhór
non-validated name
(Irish)
Meenymore
(English)

Glossary

English mountain pasture
English great, big

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    big —
    ? míne < mínigh < míneach, 'place of smooth grassy patches?'

  • English

    big —
    ? míne < mínigh < míneach, 'place of smooth grassy patches?'

Centrepoint

54.2605, -8.13586latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

ˌmiːniːˈmoːər
Áit.
ˌmiːniːˈmoːr
Áit.
ˌmiːnəˈmoːr
2003
Áit.
Nóta
n/a
Pinkman: "Meenymore = Great smooth field or place."
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory: Cashel. On a S-facing slope towards the head of the S-N Scardan river valley (114). Cashel. On a slight rise in a coniferous forest in the S-N Scardan river valley with a secondary stream immediately to E (114). Souterrain. ‘Cave.’ A low mound with some lintels from an underground passage visible through it lies within a cashel (136). Souterrain. ‘Cave.’ Two lintels of a closed passage or chamber are visible within a cashel site (136). Souterrain. ‘Cave.’The entrance to an inaccessible passage lies within the SE quadrant of a cashel (136). Sweathouse (site). On the W bank of a S-N stream (225). "
Nóta
1669
Menemore
ASE Leathanach: 209:6
1735
Mineemore
CGn. Imleabhar: 79.493.57042
1835
Meenymore bog
TAB Leathanach: innéacs (60:16/5)
1835
Meenymore Great Bog
TAB Leathanach: 80 (60:16/5)
1835
Minninmore
TAB Leathanach: innéacs, 73-6 (60:16/5)
1836
Meenamore
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Minnymore
BS:AL
1836
Meenamore
Larkin (Li)
1836
Monaigh mór
'a large tract of moor or bog'
Orme, M.:AL
1836
Minnymore
James:AL
1836
Meenymore
Buck, H.:AL
1836
Meenamore
Peace, Clerk of:AL
1836
Mínigh mhóir
pl:AL
1836
Minigh mhóir,
'great field or misk'
OD:AL
1836
Meenymore
OD:AL
1979
NÓM
2003
Míne Mhór
PÓC

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