townland
Baile na Lathach
genitive: Bhaile na Lathach
validated name
(Irish)
Duckstown
(English)

Glossary

English townland, town, homestead

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the town of the muddy place
    lathach -- is dócha gur foirm neamhghnách é seo den ghinideach uatha de lathach; féach tulach, gin. tulcha agus tulach. Mí-aistriúchán ar bhonn lacha / 'duck' is bunús leis an bhfoirm Bhéarla

  • English

    the town of the muddy place
    lathach -- this is probably an unusual form of the genitive singular of lathach, 'mud'; compare tulach, gen. tulcha and tulach. The English form originates in a mistranslation based on lacha / 'duck'

Centrepoint

52.4825, -8.9166latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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