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Oireadh
genitive: Oiridh
(Irish)
Errew
(English)

Hierarchy

county

barony

civil parish

electoral division

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53.8929, -7.83041latitude, longitude
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Historical references

ˈeruː , lɑˈxeru
Nóta
"Cf: Errew, Li, p: Carrigallen, b: Carrigallen (gan chárta) Errew, ME, p: Ballyhean, b: Carra (gan chárta) Errew, ME, p: Tirawley p: Crossmolina Oireadh (1995)"
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Aireamh = Good arable land. Compare Hogan, Onomasticon, page 23, and note to the Four Masters, AD 1452. “In Irish we have oireamh, aireamh, airech, airedh, oiredh, the anglicized forms vary also – Erry, Errew, Erriff, Errey. But all have one common meaning, namely, good arable land.” Joyce, Place-Names, Vol. III, page 346."
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory Rinn. ‘Duck Island.’ Crannóg. Close to the NE shore of Errew Lough (51)."
Nóta
"NÓM: An Oireamh?"
Nóta
1622
"Errewe alias Yerrewe"
CPR Leathanach: 529a-b
1655
Erew
DS
1659
Errue
Cen. Leathanach: 564
c1660
Erew
BSD Leathanach: 25
1667
Errew
ASE Leathanach: 136
1667
Errue
ASE Leathanach: 167
1685
Erew
Hib. Del.
1737
"?Errew (Reynolds)"
Uachtanna (Li) Leathanach: 233
1836
Aireamh, 'amongst coal'
OD:AL
1836
"Errew Consult indexes very carefully. [Nóta OD]"
OD:AL
1836
Ear ruadh, 'red head or termination'
dúch:AL
1836
Errue
Norris, B.:AL
1836
Erreu
S&V:AL
1836
Erroo
Buck, H.:AL
1836
Errow
CM:AL
1836
Eirin, 'Ireland'
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Errew
Walsh:AL
1836
Errew
HCons PR:AL 
1836
Erew
DS:AL
1836
Aireamh
pl:AL
1836
Errue
Plan:AL

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