townland
Beannchar
genitive: Bheannchair
(Irish)
Banagher
(English)

Centrepoint

54.2673, -8.31209 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
"Ca, FM, ME, IM Ga, CC: Beannchar UF: An Tarbh Dubh "
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n/a
"Pinkman: Beannchar = Pointed hills or rocks. “The word, Beannchar, which frequently occurs in topographical names throughout Ireland signifies ‘horns,’ peaks,’ or pointed hills or rocks.” O’Donovan, Four Masters, AD 600. It is derived from beann, a peak, a point, a top; and the suffix ‘char,’ which sometimes has a cumulative meaning. "
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"Arch. Inventory: Cashel. In an undulating landscape (60). Cashel. In an area of marshy scrub(60). Enclosure. On a low but steep-sided hillock (138). "
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1660c
Beanagher
BSD Leathanach: 72
1817
Banagher
Larkin
1834
Banager Lower
TAB Leathanach: Innéacs, 5(60:16/3)
1834
Banager Upper
TAB Leathanach: Innéacs, 5, 7 (60:16/3)
1836
Banagher
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Bannagher
BS:AL
1836
Banagher
Larkin (Li)
1836
Ban eachair
Orme, M.:AL
1836
Banagher
Cullen, D.:AL
1836
Banagher
S&V:AL
1836
Banagher
Peace, Clerk of:AL
1836
Beanachar
pl:AL
1836
Beanachar
'rocks, or pointed hills'
OD:AL
1836
Banagher
OD:AL

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