townland
An Duifrian
genitive: an Duifriain
(Irish)
Diffreen
(English)

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54.3177, -8.32908 latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

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"Pinkman: Duibh-Thrian = Black third portion. Compare Hogan, Onomasticon, page 373. There is the River Diffreen which flows into Glencar Lake. "
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Joyce: “The barony of Dufferin in Down is called by the Four Masters Dubh-thrian – the same as Diffreen in Leitrim, near Glencar Lake” (I, 242).
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"Arch. Inventory: Church (site). ‘Killeenora Burial Gd.’ On a knoll on the floor of Glenade valley… is possibly on the site of an early ecclesiastical site founded by St Osnat in the 6th century (179). "
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"Diffreen River ar theorainn an bf seo – Glencar Lough "
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1659
Duffrine
Cen. Leathanach: 568
1661
Duffrin
Inq. Leathanach: 187
1817
Driffreen
Larkin
1835?
Diffreen
TAB Leathanach: Innéacs, 33, 35, 37 (59:16/2)
1836
Diffreen
BS:AL
1836
Diffreen
Larkin (Li)
1836
Difreen
Bar. Cons.:AL
1836
Duiffrín,
'the name of the river'
Orme, M.:AL
1836
Diffreen
Park:AL
1836
Diffreen
Cullen, D.:AL
1836
Duffrin
DS:AL
1836
Duifrin
pl:AL
1836
Duibhthrian, ‘black third’
OD:AL
1836
Diffreen
OD:AL

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