townland
An Sonnach Mór
genitive: an tSonnaigh Mhóir
(Irish)
Sunnagh More
(English)

Glossary

English great, big

Hierarchy

county

barony

civil parish

Centrepoint

53.9355, -7.75452latitude, longitude
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Historical references

ˌsonəˈmoːr
Nóta
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Sonnach-Mór = Large mound or rampart. … This is a large townland and now includes several subdivisions – formerly separate. Aghakillubrid, Gubbs, Barrnaranna, Drumloughan, Mount Ida."
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory Rath. At the crest of the NE-facing slope of a drumlin (125). Portal tomb. ‘Megalith.’ On a low ridge in a N-S valley (11). Portal tomb. ‘Megalith.’ In a low-lying position in a N-S valley between drumlins (11)."
Nóta
1631
Sonnaghmore
Inq. Leathanach: 167
1655
Sunnaghmore, Gobs and Aghakillbred
DS
1659
Shunagh, Gob
Cen. Leathanach: 564
c1660
Shunnaghmorey
BSD Leathanach: 26
1685
Shunaghmore (Gobs, Anakillbert)
Hib. Del.
1836
Sunnach mór
'great mound or rampart'
OD:AL
1836
Suineach mor
'the great fox'
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Sonnach mor
'the large fortress or castle'
dúch:AL
1836
Sunnaghmore
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Sunaghmore
S&V:AL
1836
Sunnaghmore
CM:AL
1836
Sunnaghmore
HCons PR:AL 
1836
Sunnaghmore
DS:AL
1836
Sunnaghmore
OD:AL

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