townland
Fiodh Dorú
genitive: Fhiodh Dorú
(Irish)
Fedaro
(English)

Glossary

fiodh, feá
English wood

Hierarchy

county

barony

civil parish

Centrepoint

53.9092, -7.94624latitude, longitude
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Historical references

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"Pinkman: Fidh-Doradha = Deray’s wood (Fiodh) The Four Masters write under date AD 1345:- “Turlough, the son of Hugh, son of Owen O’Connor, King of Connaught was killed in Autumn by one shot of an arrow at Fidh-Doradha in Muintir-Eolais, after he had gone to Loch Airinn to aid Teige McRannall against the descendants of Murtough Muimhneach O’Connor. The Clan Murtough and the rest of the Muintir Eolais pursued him as far as Fidh-Doradh, and killed him at Guirtín-na-Spideóige. “Fidh-Doradha” is Fedare in the Parish of Annaduff. (Hogan and O’Donovan). “Guirtín-na-Spideóige” – ‘little field of the robin red-breast’ – was the name of a place beside Fedare, but the name is now obsolete. In an Inquisition taken 1631, Federroe and Cornespedoge are mentioned in the barony of Mohill, Co. Leitrim. “Loch Airinn” is Lough Rinn near Mohill. The Annals of Clonmacnoise, in describing this event write ‘Logh Aryn.’ They add “There was not a greater exploit done by an arrow, since Neale of the Nine Hostag
Nóta
1345
Fid Doruda
AConn. Leathanach: 296, Alt: §2
1345
Fiodh Doradha
ARÉ Imleabhar: III, Leathanach: 384
1345
in ffie dorow
AClon. Leathanach: 296
1345
Fid Doruda
ALC Imleabhar: I, Leathanach: 646
1622
Feddorroe
CPR Leathanach: 515a
1631
Federree
Inq. Leathanach: 176
1659
Fadderoe
Cen. Leathanach: 560
c1660
Ffiddora
BSD Leathanach: 27
1829
Fidero
TAB Leathanach: innéacs 12, Líne: (61:16/13)
1834
Fedaro
Reg.of Dioc. of Ardagh (cf. TAB (61:16/13))
1836
Feidaro
BS:AL Leathanach: C001,1,23
1836
Feidara
CM:AL Leathanach: C001,1,23
1836
Fiedh-dear, 'a number of weavers'
Mc Donough, I.:AL Leathanach: C001,1,23
1836
Fethero
HCons PR:AL  Leathanach: C001,1,23
1836
ro
pl:AL Leathanach: C001,1,23
1836
Fíodh Doradha, 'Dorey's wood'
"Fíodh Darach" [scriosta]
OD:AL Leathanach: C001,1,23
1836
Fedaro//
OD:AL Leathanach: C001,1,23
1836
Feidaro
BS:AL
1836
Feidara
CM:AL
1836
Fiedh-dear
'a number of weavers'
Mc Donough, I.:AL
1836
Fethero
HCons PR:AL 
1836
ro
pl:AL
1836
Fíodh Doradha
Dorey's wood'; "Fíodh Darach" [scriosta]
OD:AL
1836
Fedaro//
OD:AL

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