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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2000 (January-June) » Currthurpane - Old Irish placename meaning ? « Previous Next »

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Ed Finn (bg-tc-ppp540.monmouth.com - 209.191.63.100)
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2000 - 01:28 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I've recently been working with some old records from the Tithe
Applotment for County Roscommon dated around 1820-1830. In these records there is reference to a placename that does not exist by the same spelling today. The reference is to Currthurpane. The closest spelling to that placename in todays listing of Irish townlands is Curreentorpan.

I'm wondering if perhaps the above names may have some significance if broken down into smaller Irish words. I've been looking through
some resource books that explain old placenames in my personal
library, but I have to admit that I'm now starting to grope out of
control.

I'm coming up with variations of "marshy place at the conical hill", but nothing that seems to explain the part "pane" or "pan". I think
I'm way out in left field as they say.

If you would be willing to assist with this "interesting" little
challenge, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Dennis King (donncha.ndip.eskimo.net - 207.54.13.247)
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2000 - 10:10 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Corr Torpáin ?

corr (= hump, hillock; or hollow, pit)
torpán (= clump, clod, lump)

Dennis
http://www.eskimo.com/~donncha/stair3.html

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Dennis King (donncha.ndip.eskimo.net - 207.54.13.247)
Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2000 - 01:21 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

p.s. -

Curreentorpan would be the same name, with the first element in its diminutive form: coirrín

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