townland
Gleann Bodhar
genitive: Ghleann Bodhar
validated name
(Irish)
Glenbower
(English)

Glossary

English glen

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the glen of the dull sound

  • English

    the glen of the dull sound

Centrepoint

52.9715, -8.26436latitude, longitude
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1654
Glanbour, 'the ffoord of'
CS I Leathanach: 260
1654
Glanboure, 'the brooke of'
CS I Leathanach: 100, 141
1654
Glanboure
CS II Leathanach: 309
1654
Glaneboure
CS II Leathanach: 309
1657
Glanbower
DS (P)
c.1660
Glanbower
BSD (TÁ) Leathanach: 252
1666
Glanbower
ASE Leathanach: 119:25
1747
Glanbower orse Glanbour
CGn. Leathanach: 129.58.86246
1831
Gleann Bodhar
Cinnlae Amhl. Leathanach: III.98
1831
Glinne Bodhar (gín.)
Cinnlae Amhl. Leathanach: III.98
1832
Bearna Glinne Bodhar
Cinnlae Amhl. Leathanach: III.174
1840
Glanbour
AL
1840
this locality is called Glenbower or Glounbower
AL:Auth.y, Constable of Police and several local authorities
Finné:AL
1840
Gleann bower
Glanta:AL
1840
Glenbower (Gleann Bodhar)'
OD
JOD, LSO (TA) Leathanach: I.52/155
1840
Gleann bodhar
OD:AL
1840
Gleann bodhar, 'deaf glen'
OD:AL
1952
Gleann Bodhar 'deafening glen', in allusion to the noise of falling water therein
PN Decies

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