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Help with place name?
« on: Friday 11 August 17 17:37 BST (UK) »
Has anyone heard of a place called Meenaharness is in Inishowen. I've tried all the usual places I know to look but no luck.

I found the place name on a couple of births. The registration district is Carndonagh and the children are baptised in Buncrana parish.

I did find a reference online to the Meenaharness bog in Inishowen. It's probably a local name rather than an actual townland name.

From other research I've done I think it's in the area called Illies and probably around Carrowmore/Glentogher.

mab  :P ???
Census information is Crown copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Inishowen: Meenamullaghan (Big Hill), Foffenagh (Rock), Illies and area...mainly McCallion, Doherty, Bradley, Grant, Devlin and Lynch.
Kilmacrenan: Gortnacorrib....Bonner
Letterkenny: Bonner
Conwal: Kirkstown.....Toner
Derry City: Bonner, McGowan, McGilloway, McElwee, Bradley
Omagh: Bradley
Fanad Penninsular, Donegal.....McBride, Friel, Fielty

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Re: Help with place name?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 11 August 17 21:32 BST (UK) »
Meendacalliagh?
McCallion ,Harkin,McLaughlin, Doherty,(Donegal Derry) McDaid (Donegal /Derry) Foote,Wade, Cogan/Goggin swiney sweeney ,O'Connor/connor(cork)

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Re: Help with place name?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 11 August 17 22:09 BST (UK) »
It would really help with my research if it was and tie all the loose ends together.....sigh  :-\

Census information is Crown copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Inishowen: Meenamullaghan (Big Hill), Foffenagh (Rock), Illies and area...mainly McCallion, Doherty, Bradley, Grant, Devlin and Lynch.
Kilmacrenan: Gortnacorrib....Bonner
Letterkenny: Bonner
Conwal: Kirkstown.....Toner
Derry City: Bonner, McGowan, McGilloway, McElwee, Bradley
Omagh: Bradley
Fanad Penninsular, Donegal.....McBride, Friel, Fielty

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Re: Help with place name?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 11 August 17 22:17 BST (UK) »
Meenaharnish
https://goo.gl/maps/s1FqpraSa3F2

The image makes all the difference

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Re: Help with place name?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 11 August 17 22:26 BST (UK) »
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

The correct spelling helps too...... ::)

mab
Census information is Crown copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Inishowen: Meenamullaghan (Big Hill), Foffenagh (Rock), Illies and area...mainly McCallion, Doherty, Bradley, Grant, Devlin and Lynch.
Kilmacrenan: Gortnacorrib....Bonner
Letterkenny: Bonner
Conwal: Kirkstown.....Toner
Derry City: Bonner, McGowan, McGilloway, McElwee, Bradley
Omagh: Bradley
Fanad Penninsular, Donegal.....McBride, Friel, Fielty

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Re: Help with place name?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 11 August 17 22:32 BST (UK) »
It's not that far away from Meendacalliagh aka Meentahalla today.

mab
Census information is Crown copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Inishowen: Meenamullaghan (Big Hill), Foffenagh (Rock), Illies and area...mainly McCallion, Doherty, Bradley, Grant, Devlin and Lynch.
Kilmacrenan: Gortnacorrib....Bonner
Letterkenny: Bonner
Conwal: Kirkstown.....Toner
Derry City: Bonner, McGowan, McGilloway, McElwee, Bradley
Omagh: Bradley
Fanad Penninsular, Donegal.....McBride, Friel, Fielty

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Re: Help with place name?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 11 August 17 22:36 BST (UK) »
Google maps is giving a spot below Lough Turk the old maps give a mountain top to the right of the lough, not that the lough seems to be on the old maps at all.
http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,645757,935699,11,8
http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,645757,935699,12,3

so I think you'll have to settle for it's that general area.

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Re: Help with place name?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 11 August 17 22:54 BST (UK) »
I've done lots of research in the Illies and it was a new place name for me. Never seen it before. Now I know :)

Thank you

mab
Census information is Crown copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Inishowen: Meenamullaghan (Big Hill), Foffenagh (Rock), Illies and area...mainly McCallion, Doherty, Bradley, Grant, Devlin and Lynch.
Kilmacrenan: Gortnacorrib....Bonner
Letterkenny: Bonner
Conwal: Kirkstown.....Toner
Derry City: Bonner, McGowan, McGilloway, McElwee, Bradley
Omagh: Bradley
Fanad Penninsular, Donegal.....McBride, Friel, Fielty

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Re: Help with place name?
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