townland
Corr na Fastra
genitive: Chorr na Fastra
non-validated name
(Irish)
Cornafostra
(English)

Glossary

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

Hierarchy

county

barony

civil parish

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the round hill of the —
    Ní léir brí na Fastra

  • English

    the round hill of the —
    The meaning of na Fastra is unclear

Centrepoint

54.0047, -7.81789latitude, longitude
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Historical references

(Fasrach? (cf. FGB. Fasair = easair)
Nóta
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Cor-na-fáisthre = Round hill of the cheese. This, according to O’Donovan, is the local rendering. Fáistre is a form of fáiscre (O’Reilly), meaning cheese, from the verb fáiscim, I squeeze or compress. Apparently cheese making was carried on in this place. Cheese of various sorts was made in ancient Ireland and was much valued as a food…. It was anciently part of the Termon lands of Fenagh Abbey. "
Nóta
1833
Curnafostrea
TAB Leathanach: 31, Nóta: (61:16/12) Innéacs
1836
Cor na faistre
'round hill of the cheese (local)
OD:AL
1836
Cornafostra
HCons PR:AL 
1836
Cornafostra
OD:AL
1836
Cornafostre
BS:AL
1836
Corn-a-phosta
'the post's horn'
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Curnafostra
Barbor, J.:AL
1836
fostra, faistre
pl:AL

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