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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: Ss

Name Ainm Miniú
Scalp Schailp A cattle shed.
Scalpnagowan Scalp na Gabhann An enclosure for cattle.
Scool Scamhal A precipice.
Seafield Bar na Cros Proper Irish name is Bar na Cros, the head land of the crosses, from the practice of temporarily burying the remains of the dead there in stormy weather when they could not be carried to in Mutton Island. Crosses were placed over the coffins.
Seantulla Sean Tulach The old hill.
Seersha Saoirse Freehold land exempt from tribute.
Shallee Sealaibh Signifies cutting or hewing (timber).
Shanacool Sean Cúl The old angle of land.
Shanakea Sean Cáoi The old road.
Shanaknock Sean Cnoc The old hill.
Shanakyle Sean Cóill The old wood.
Shanavogh Sean Both The old house, or the old hut.
Shanbally Sean Baile The old homestead.
Shanballysallagh Sean Baile Salach The old muddy homstead.
Shandangan Sean Daingean The old stronghold.
Shandrum Sean Drom The old hill ridge.
Shanganagh Seangánach A place abounding in ants.
Shantrand Sean Tréann The old field.
Sheeaun Siothán A hillock, sometimes a fairy mound.
Sheshodonnell Seiseadh ua Dómnail O'Donnell's ploughland.
Shesive Seiseadh Seiseadh, a ploughland. A seisreach was estimated to contain 120 acres.
Shesymore Seiseadh Mór The great shesy.
Sileshaun Soilseán The literal signification of this word is brightness.
Sixmilebridge Droichead Abhan ua Cearnaidh The proper Irish name for this town is Droichead Abhan ua Cearnaidh, i.e. the bridge over the Ogarney river.
Skaghvickincrow Sgach Mhic Inchró The meeting place of the sept of MacInchroe, now a numerous family in the county whose name is anglicised Crowe.
Skehanagh Sgeachanach Abounding in bushes.
Slabooley Salach Búaile The muddy milking place.
Sladoo Slád Dubh The black valley.
Slievealoughaun Slíabh an Lochán Rough land situate near a pond.
Slieveanore Slíabh an Óir The gold producing mountain.
Slievecarron Slíabh an Carainn The mountain with a heap of stones on the summit.
Slievedooly Sliabh Dúbhlaidh Dark looking rough ground.
Slievenabillog Sliabh na Billeóg A place producing coltsfoot or wood sorrel.
Slievenageeragh Sliabh na Caoire The sheep's pasture.
Slievenaglasha Sliabh na Glaise The rough land by the stream.
Slievenagry Slíabh na Graigh The horse pasture.
Slievenalicka Slíabh na Lice The moor of the flag stone.
Smithstown Baile na Gábhna The home of the blacksmiths. The place called by this name and situate in Kilshanny parish is named by the the Four Masters Bél Atha an Gobhainn, A.D. 1573.
Snaty Ins na Áite On the eminences, or high hills.
Soheen Sóin A place of rest or pleasure.
Soreeny query The little wet place, from súir water.
Spancilhill Cnoc Fhuarcoill The hill of the cold wood; F. M. 1599. The name has nothing to do with Rochall a spancil.
Spaug Spág So called from its supposed resemblence to a long ugly foot.
Sragh Sráith A holm, or meadow bordering on a stream.
Sraheen Sráithín A little meadow beside a stream.
Sranagalloon Sráith na Gealbháin The holm of the sparrows.
Srawickeen Sráith Macín Macken's river-side fields.
Sroohill Sruthail Rushing of water.
Stonehall Baile na Cloiche The place of the rock is the Irish name of this townland.
Stonepark query This place is a subdenomination of Fadhbach, upper Meelick.
Sunnagh Sonnach A milking place.
 

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