Here are some place-names around this district and their meanings:-1) Carrigacurra, means the rock of the marshland.2) Baltiboys, which means the town of the Boyces. It was owned by people named Boyces long ago.3) Ballinahoun, means town of the river.4) Ballyknocken means the (town) of the hill situated on the side of a hill.5) Lacken means cheek or side of a hill.6) Glendalough means glen of the two lakes.7) Ballintubber means town of the well.
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There are many places of historic interest in the Parish of Valleymount such as:-1) Knocknadruce known as the briary bank over which there is a very ancient graveyard called Barnagress. It was the first to be in Ireland to be consecrated and registered in Rome. This graveyard can be seen from
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