townland
Dún Ceartáin nó Gleann an Ghad
genitive: Dhún Ceartáin, Ghleann an Ghad
validated name
(Irish)
Dooncarton or Glengad
(English)

Glossary

dún, dúnaibh
English fort
English glen

Centrepoint

54.2775, -9.83414 latitude, longitude
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Properties

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Archival records

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Historical references

1100c
(?)[dún árd inne]
Leb. Gabála Leathanach: [78]
1390c
[cuan cúile ó chaithir... .i. cuan tragha ceartan]
YBL Leathanach: 358
1400c
(?)[dún áirdfhinne]
Stowe MS Leathanach: 19a
1400c
(?)[dún áirdfhinne]
Stowe MS Leathanach: 2b
1510c
go cuan Cuili Certáin o’n cathraig sairdes ann so... ri sin aderar Cuan Traga Cinn Certain
TBF2 (Glenmasan) Leathanach: 10
1510c
Cend Traga Cuili Túrsgair, co
TBF2 (Glenmasan) Leathanach: 16
1510c
co Cenn Tragha Tursgair re raiter Traigh Cinn Certain a n-iugh... go Cenn Trágha Turscair
TBF2 (Glenmasan) Leathanach: 168
1585
Donnecarton 2 qrs, Glanmoy and
CBC Leathanach: 96
1585
Downcartane 1 qr, Glanmoy and
CBC Leathanach: 102
1605
foundation of the castle of Dounekeartan, and 2½ qrs adjoining... Will. Bourke McJohn McPorasty of the same
CPR Leathanach: 81
1606
Downekeartine... Downekearton, the foundation of
CPR Leathanach: 100
1618
Downekartane
CPR Leathanach: 368
1633c
Cúile Caichéir, Cath
FFÉ Leathanach: ii 106
1635
½ qr of Downecartane, Dowleatragh and Killcoman
Straff. Inq. ME Leathanach: §56V
1650c
(?)Dhúin Áird Inne, cumhdach
LGen. Leathanach: i 272 §99.3
1650c
go Cenn Trágha Tursgair, re rāiter Trāigh Chinn Chertáin aniú
TBF2 (RIA) Leathanach: 139
1661
Doonekertane ½ qr., Kilcomen and
BSD (ME) Leathanach: 203
1685
Knockertin, Killcumin &
Hib. Del.
1772
John O’Donnell of Glangad... Kilcomon & Duncarton
CGn. Imleabhar: 285.647.191172
1776
Glengad
Mackenzie Leathanach: 42
1811
Glanigad
Arrowsmith
1830
Glen-a-gad, Dooncarton, Shaneacabeen
Bald
1834
West or Old Glengad, Splecks Town or Middle Glengad, Glengad East
TAB Leathanach: §2
1838
Dooncarton commonly called Glengad
Maj. Bingham : AL Leathanach: G034,1,46
1838
Doncarton
BM:AL Leathanach: G034,1,46
1838
Glengad
BM:AL Leathanach: G034,1,46
1838
Glengad
TAB Leathanach: G034,1,46
1838
Tleann a' ghad, 'glen of the gads or withes'
OD:AL Leathanach: G034,1,46
1838
Dun Cartáin, 'Cartan's fort'
"Q? for 'Dun mhic Artain'." [OD]
OD:AL Leathanach: G034,1,46
1838
Gleann a ghad
pl:AL Leathanach: G034,1,46
1838
Dooncarton or Glengad
OD:AL Leathanach: G034,1,46
1838
[Dooncarton or Glengad]
"…near the N. E. extremity there is a small ancient mound…several large standing stones which it is said at one time formed a circle, 7 chains W. of this, there are a number of large stones compactly placed together in the form of a grave…said to be the grave of a giant who was killed in a conflict in a place called 'Lagnafalla' at the base of the hill 'Shanaghdeen'..."
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: G034,1,46
3502AM
(?)Dun Ardinne la Caichear
ARÉ Leathanach: i 28

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