townland
Cathair Shéamais
genitive: Chathair Shéamais
(Irish)
Caherhemush
(English)

Centrepoint

53.5734, -9.1965 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1612
Claiher-James [sic]
CPR Leathanach: 235
1612
Caher James
Inq.(ME) Leathanach: I.77
1635
the 4 qrs of Ballyhenegane [vizt.] the qr of CahirJames...
Straff. Inq. ME Leathanach: §101
1661
Cahirhemus
BSD (ME) Leathanach: 20
1667
Caher James 1 qr.
ASE Leathanach: 131 §15
1685
Caheremusk
Hib. Del.
1710c
Cahirhemus als Cahir James 1 qr
CRL Leathanach: 2A.3.16, 123
1737
Caherjames
CGn. Imleabhar: 87.461.62588
1741
Caher James
CGn. Imleabhar: 104.72.71987
1745
Cahir James
CGn. Imleabhar: 118.540.81794
1745
Cahir James
CGn. Imleabhar: 120.403.83028
1787
Cahiremus als Cahir James 1 qr
QRL Leathanach: 2A.6.70, 459
1835
Caherhemush
TAB Leathanach: §52
1838
Cathair Sheumais
pl:AL Leathanach: ME108,5
1838
Cathair Shéamuis, 'James fort of stone'
OD:AL Leathanach: ME108,5
1838
Caherhémush
"Caherjames would do" [OD Nóta];
OD:AL Leathanach: ME108,5
1838
Caherheamush
BS:AL Leathanach: ME108,5
1838
Caherhemush
Meresman:AL Leathanach: ME108,5
1838
Cahermis
Co. Bk.:AL Leathanach: ME108,5
1838
Caherhemush
Tithe Ledger:AL Leathanach: ME108,5
1838
Cahermis
Cess Coll.:AL Leathanach: ME108,5
1838
Caher James
Inq. Eliz. I:AL Leathanach: ME108,5
1937-38
The townland of Caherhemus is now more generally known as Turloughmore. How it got the name of Caherhemus cannot be traced accurately. Some people think it was owing to the fact that a certain Seamus Burke built a fort there that the townland is so called. The caher of which no trace remains was on the land of Patrick Walsh. The turlough from which Turloughmore derives its name was formerly a bog but there is no trace of turf there now...
BNS Leathanach: 38, Imleabhar: 103

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