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GUEST,Paddy(1) Gaelic parts in place names (22) RE: Nonmusic: Gaelic parts in place names 08 May 00

Right on Snuffy!

droim as in "drum" does mean back or ridge.

Don't confuse "curragh" with "currach" which is a small seafaring rowing boat.

Glass is green

Deire means the end of something

Cashel probably means "castle" so Seanacashel actually means "Old Castle"

Rath (pronounced "RAUH") means a collection of dwellings

or a fort.

Owen is a corruption of "Abhainn" (pronounced almost the same) which means river
This is similar to "Avon" in Anglo Saxon; hence Avonmore is "the big river" while Avonbeg is "the little river"


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