School: Clochar na Trócaire, Carn Domhnaigh

Location:
Ballylosky, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
An tSr. A. Nic Fhionnlaoich, An tSr. M. Beinín

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Names of Fields and Townlands

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1115, Page 107

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Árd ma gcon, which gets its name from hounds which are often seen pursuing rabbits there.

Tullac bog because it is a very wet field though elevated.
Cna talmhan the name of a field because there are many nut trees growing there.
Gleann tirm named because the land is very dry, or probably Gleann na dtarbh.
Gort Teineadh is another name for the "Field of the red plain ". In olden times it was called "Gortkinney", which is the right name. It is called the "Field of the red plain" because in all the fields around this place there are mineral products in the soil which colour it red or make it fiery.
Sludan. A hollow.
The Cairn. A field with a height.
The holm, The river plain.
The Park Ban, The white field from the daisies.
Pairc Iubhair. The field of the yew trees.
Lannacraoive. Probably from the branches
Rashanney. Foxe's den.
Altashane. John's height
Cregnagore. The goat's rock.

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Informant
Mr Patrick Long
Gender
male
Age
67
Address
Gleneely, Co. Donegal
Language
mixed
Location
Carndonagh