mainoff.gif
lastdyoff.gif
lastwkoff.gif
treeoff.gif
searchoff.gif
helpoff.gif
contactoff.gif
creditsoff.gif
homeoff.gif


The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2002 (July-December) » Are these Irish words? « Previous Next »

Author Message
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

agneis (pool-151-201-157-122.phil.east.verizon.net - 151.201.157.122)
Posted on Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - 09:30 am:   Edit Post Print Post

This question is posed by a genelogist:
Are these Irish words, and if so, what is their meaning?
Bunow, Caobach, Bawn, Barrule, Croumhane, Keagh, Shearhig, Suonish, Seer,
Skilty and Baruil

Any help would be appreciated as these were "differentiation" names used to separate the Sullivans on the Beara Peninsula

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Ó Dúill (p365.as1.qkr.cork1.eircom.net - 159.134.181.109)
Posted on Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - 01:22 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Ya, well just looking at them
bawn would coralate to BÁN - White/ Fair;
Caobach = Lumpish person or thing (Lout);
(Barúil = Opinion)
But as for the rest it is hard to know being that they are in their English forms.

[Ceapaim go bhfuil sé an am do na heavies]

is mise,
le meas,
Colm.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

alec1 (m97-mp1.cvx1-a.dub.dial.ntli.net - 62.254.100.97)
Posted on Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - 03:03 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Sullivan and O' Sullivan is a very common name in Kerry and indeed Ireland.

In areas whre many families had the same surname-they were generally differenciated by the name of the townland/parish or local landmark. Sometimes by personal featutes(Bawn =Bán=white or blonde)

I would GUESS the words you recite are mainly small townlands rather than as you ask 'words'.


alec

Add Your Message Here
Posting is currently disabled in this topic. Contact your discussion moderator for more information.


©Daltaí na Gaeilge