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An Lorga
genitive: na Lorgan
(Irish)
Lurga
(English)

Glossary

lorgain, lorga
English long low ridge; strip of land

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53.9204, -7.8303latitude, longitude
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Historical references

ˈlɣrgə
Nóta
Nóta
Ga; RC Gan chártaí
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Lorga = A long hill. Lorga, means the shin and, by extension, a long hill or a long strip of land. And the name is very descriptive of this place in the north of the parish of Gorlettera."
Nóta
1622
Lurgaune
CPR Leathanach: 539b
1628
Lurgan
Inq. Leathanach: 164
1655
Larga
DS
c1660
Lurga
BSD Leathanach: 25
1667
Lorga or Lurga
ASE Leathanach: 167
1685
Larga
Hib. Del.
1726
Lorga
CGn. Imleabhar: 49.459.32853
1783
Lurga (Crofton)
Uachtanna, Féach Breifne 1966 Leathanach: 138
1836
Lorga, 'or' lorgach
'a place of stumps or blocks'
dúch:AL
1836
Larga
a shin, or long hill'
OD:AL
1836
Lurgacha,
'tracts'
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Lurga
Norris, B.:AL
1836
Lurga
S&V:AL
1836
Lurraga
CM:AL
1836
Lurga
HCons PR:AL 
1836
Larga
DS:AL
1836
Lurga
OD:AL

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