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The History and Topography of the County of Clare by James Frost


Appendix VII - County of Clare: Irish local names explained

Name Index: Ns & Os

Name Ainm Miniú
Newhall   The Irish name is Killone; Cill Eoghain, St. John's church.
Newmarket Cora Caitlín The Irish name is Cora Caitlín, the weir of a person named Catherine. The modern name was given to the village by Sir Lucias O'Brien in the middle of the eighteenth century, to commemorate his racing propensities.
Newtown Nead an Uibhar The Irish name of this place is Nead an Uibhar, literally a nest in a yew tree. It is situate near Doonass.
Nooaff An Uamh The cave.
Nooan Na Úamhan The caves.
Noughaval Nuadh Gabhail The new settlement.
Nutfield Drom Cnú Óra The Irish name of this place is Drom Cnú Óra, the hill side of the golden nuts.
Oankeagh Uamhan Cáidhe The muddy cave.
Oatfield Gort a Cuirce The Irish name is Gort a Cuirce, of which Oatfield is a literal translation.
O'Brien's Bridge Droichead ui Bríain A bridge built by Moragh an Tothain O'Brien.
O'Brien's Castle Beal na Fir Bharnan In Irish this place is called Beal na Fir Bharnan, literally the passage of the men at the gap, but what that means I cannot say.
Oughtdarra Ucht Doireach Wooded breast or valley.
Oughterard Úachdar Árd The high lying division.
Oughtmama Uchd Mama The breast of the mountain pass, Mám.
 

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