townland
Corr Ghairr
genitive: Chorr Ghairr
non-validated name
(Irish)
Corgar
(English)

Glossary

English round hill, pointed hill, hollow; pointed, conspicuous, odd

Centrepoint

53.9852, -7.87353 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
p: Oughteragh b: Carrigallen
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Cor-ghar = Short or small round hill. …. Strangely enough on this name in Mohill Parish O’Donovan writes “Cor-gar is the local name. Cor is a pit, or a round hill, and gar is mould, bog stuff.” Though I cannot unearth the word, gar, with this meaning in Dinneen, I find that O’Donovan gives it in the supplement to O’Reilly’s Dictionary, and O’Donovan uses it again in interpreting another name, Killygar, in this County. There is a narrow belt of bog in this townland but there is, too, a rather small-sized round hill."
Nóta
c1660
Corgarre
BSD Leathanach: 31
1834
Corgarr
TAB Leathanach: 19, Nóta: (61:16/16) recap.
1836
Corgar
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Corgar
BS:AL
1836
Curgar
HCons PR:AL 
1836
Cur ghar
pl:AL
1836
Cor, 'is a pit or round hill and,' gar, 'is mould, bog stuff' [?]
"'Cor ghar' is the local name." [Nóta OD] "Cor Gearr, 'short cur'." [scriosta]
OD:AL
1836
Corgar
OD:AL

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