townland
Gleann Éig
genitive: Ghleann Éig
non-validated name
(Irish)
Gleneige
(English)

Glossary

English glen

Explanatory note

Centrepoint

54.3094, -8.31752latitude, longitude
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Historical references

ˌglɛˈneːg
Áit.
Nóta
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman Gleann-Éig = Valley of death. It is not easy now to say why the place was so named. Joyce explains a place called Loughaneeg, Loch-an-Éig, in Co. Roscommon, as the lake of the decline, because children who were wasting away, were brought and bathed there as a cure "
Nóta
1654-6
Glaneg
CS X Leathanach: 96
1660c
Glanneage
BSD Leathanach: 72
1817
Gleneague
Larkin
1834
Glanague
TAB Leathanach: Innéacs, 49 (60:16/3)
1836
Gleneague
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Glenague
BS:AL
1836
Gleneague
Larkin (Li)
1836
Gleanneig
Orme, M.:AL
1836
Glenague
Cullen, D.:AL
1836
Glanage
Peace, Clerk of:AL
1836
Glean: e//ig
pl:AL
1836
Gleann: e//ig
'valley of death'
OD:AL
1836
Gleneige
OD:AL

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