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Could an.. by Ed-T   (Show all posts)
2010-07-28 12:21:52
A wolf by another name
Very interesting piece, Mark, and a good bit of sleuthing. Might be worth checking if you can find an entry for this name in the Ordnance Survey Name Book for Co. Laois (Queen's Co. at that time). Sometimes there's v. little on minor names (i.e. not townlands), but you never know. By the way, you mentioned mac ti/re as the Irish name for the wolf. This comes up in a couple of Kerry names: Eisc na Mac Ti/re ('ravine of the wolves') near Waterville, probably the big ravine immediately above Lough Iskanamacteery, and Céim an Mhic Ti/re / The Wolf's Step, name of the pass between Anascaul and An Baile Dubh, not marked on the Discovery, but shown on the 6" map as Wolfstep. Two other words (apparently older) for the wolf that occur in place-names are faol, e.g. Faoldroim / Feltrim, 'wolf-ridge', Co. Dublin, and bréach, e.g. Bréachmhaigh 'wolf-plain', a name that occurs in several places round Ireland, anglicised in different ways. You'll find them all at logainm.ie. I see one of them is anglicised as Breaghmore, Co. Offaly, also in Slieve Bloom. If the names can be taken at face value and aren't metaphorical, you could trace the presence of wolves in early Ireland by plotting the place-names. All the best, Paul
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Barnahowna: Fine-weather photo
bryanmccabe 12 hours ago.
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: bryanmccabe 13 hours ago.
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hivisibility 14 hours ago.
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Mothaillín: Fabulous views to the west from the summit.
hivisibility a day ago.
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cave-dweller 3 days ago.
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Mothaillín: Summit area as seen from Crossderry.
hivisibility a day ago.
Mothillín summit from Crossderry.

Glenbeigh to Galway's Bridge
GSheehy a day ago.
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Crossderry: Towards Knocknabreeda and Stumoa Dúloigh
hivisibility a day ago.
The view towards Knocknabreeda fro Crossderry summit. Stumpa Dúloigh in the background. Knocknabreeda summit is located over to the far left of the ridge.

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Crossderry: Summit looking East.
hivisibility a day ago.
Summit of Crossderry with view back towards Mothillín.There are 2 similar heights at the summit area. The summit is the one nearest the Eastern Reeks.

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