TOWNLANDS IN THE COUNTY ANTRIM PLACENAMES IN THE PARISH OF DUNLOY AND CLOUGHMILLS by CAHAL DALLAT

 

Anticur An tigh coradh

The house of the weir or carry.

* Anticur House was at one time the residence of Lord Fleming, Baron of Slane.

Artiferral Ard tigh Fearghail The hill of Farrell’s house
Ballinaloob Baile na luib Townland of the river bends
* The land here is very flat and low-lying and River Main meanders through it causing many river-bends.
Ballylig Baile laig Townland of the hollow
Ballymacaldrick Baile maigh cealltraigh
Baile mac caldairi

The town of the plain of the cemetery or The town of the son of the strong man.

Culcrum Coill crom Crooked wood.

 

Culnavie Cul na feithe The comer of the swamp.
* Since this area is near the dun or fort of Dunloy it may be Cul na faithche — the corner of the “feigh” or exercise- green. It was customary to have a flat grassy area near to a fort or castle where the clansmen could be training in marching, fencing and games­manship. The townland nearest Dunseverick Castle is called The Feigh.
Dromore Druim mor Big hill-ridge
Drumadarragh Druim a daireach Hill-ridge of the oak trees
Drumadoon Druim an dun Hill-ridge of the fort.
Duneany Dun eanaigh The fort of the marsh
Bellaghy Beal laithighe The mouth of the mire
Dunloy Dun laithighe The fort of the mud or muck                          *The fort from which Dunloy got its name stood about one hundred and fifty yards south of the old railway Station.

Galdanagh

Geall anagh Bright marsh

Garryduff

Garraidhe dubh

Blackgarden.                                                         *Garryduff takes it name from the dark, peaty soil in the area.

Glenbuck

Gleann boc The glen of the stag

Killagan

Cill lagain The church of the hollow.

Killcreen

Coill crionn Withered wood.

Kilmandil

Cill manaigh dail The church of the monk’s enclosure.

Tullaghans

An Tulachan The little hill

Unshinagh

Fuinnseann achadh

Place of ash trees

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