civil parish townland
Cluain Torc
genitive: Chluain Torc
validated name
(Irish)
Clonturk
(English)

Glossary

cluain, cluaine
English meadow, pasture

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the pasture of the boars
    Tá an dealramh ar chuid d'fhoirmeacha luatha an logainm seo as cáipéisí Laidine gur Ceann Torc, 'headland of the boars', a bhí ann ar dtús (e.g., 1186–7 'Canturg', Pontificia Hibernica I; 1312 'Kyntork', Calendar of Justiciary Rolls). Bhí cluain curtha in ionad ceann faoi lár an 16ú haois (cf. 1550 'Clontork'); b'fhéidir gur chuaigh an logainm chlúiteach Cluain Tarbh i gcionn air

  • English

    the pasture of the boars
    Early forms from Latin documents appear to show that the original name was Ceann Torc, 'headland of the boars' (e.g., 1186–7 'Canturg', Pontificia Hibernica I; 1312 'Kyntork', Calendar of Justiciary Rolls). The element cluain had replaced ceann by the middle of the 16th century (cf. 1550 'Clontork'), perhaps influenced by the more famous placename Cluain Tarbh/Clontarf

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53.3815, -6.24503 latitude, longitude
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