townland
Áth an Dúin
genitive: Áth an Dúin
non-validated name
(Irish)
Adoon
(English)

Glossary

English ford
dún, dúnaibh
English fort

Hierarchy

county

barony

civil parish

Explanatory note

Centrepoint

53.972, -7.83404latitude, longitude
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Historical references

əˈduːn, aˈduːn
Nóta
"DS: of Corclare and in Cornafinowen; Cornafinowen and Treley; Anaghdowne Hib.Del.: Cornaghowen; Treley; "
Nóta
Nóta
Ao, ME (Drumadoon) Gan chártaí
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Áth-Dúine = Ford of the ‘dun’ or fort. Joyce gives Áth-Dúin for this name; O’Donovan tentatively, it would seem, Achadh-Dúin and Áth-Doimhing, deep ford. There is a small stream running along the west side of this townland, and there are some places along it where, quite conceivably, there may have been a ford that gave a name to the place. But making all allowance for physical changes it is not easy to see any places where there could be a ‘deep’ ford. All considered, I believe the second syllable of the English word represents Dún, a fort. There was a Dún there, and the site of it can still be traced."
Nóta
1655
Anaghdowne
DS
c1660
Aghadowne
BSD Leathanach: 22
1667
Ashdowne alias Athadowne
ASE Leathanach: 167
1836
[Adoon]
"…a small portion of marshy ground on the south and bog on the north."
Desc. Rem.:AL
1836
Ath domhain, 'deep ford,' Ach a dúin, 'field of the fort'
"It is not a 'doon' nor a 'doing'." [Nóta OD]
OD:AL
1836
Ath domhain,
'deep ford'
OD:AL
1836
A duin
'the strong castle'
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Adoon
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Adoone
S&V:AL
1836
Adoon
CM:AL
1836
Aghadowne?
DS:AL
1836
Atha du-ain [nó]domhain
pl:AL
1836
Adoon
OD:AL

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