Logainm

We are all, currently, stuck within our 5km, being reintroduced to the places near us. This episode covers words commonly used in Irish place names. Two great resources are the book "That Place We Call Home" by John Creedon and Logainm.ie

Some common words used in place names include

  • Knock - cnoc - Hill
  • Bally - baile - homestead
  • Lis - lios - ringfort
  • Moore - mór - big
  • Beg - beag - small
  • Lough - loch - lake
  • Carrig - carraig - rock
  • Clon - cluain - meadow
  • Derry - doire - oak grove
  • Glen - gleann - valley
  • Drom - hill / ridge
  • Kill - cill - church
  • Sliav - sliabh - mountain
  • Don - dún - fort
  • Rat - rath - fort
  • Bel - beal - mouth/opening
  • Ath - átha - ford
  • Clough - cloch - stone
  • Ma - maigh - plain
  • Clon - cluain - meadow
  • Tra - trá - beach
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