Dunseverick

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Dunseverick (alias Feigh)
Irish: Dún Sobhairce (Faithche)[1]
Irish transcription(s)
 • Derivation: Dún Sobhairce
 • Meaning: "Sobhairce's fort"
Dunseverick Castle
Dunseverick Castle
Dunseverick (alias Feigh) is located in Northern Ireland
Dunseverick (alias Feigh)
Dunseverick (alias Feigh)
Dunseverick (alias Feigh) shown within Northern Ireland
Coordinates: 55°14′10″N 6°27′22″W / 55.236°N 6.456°W / 55.236; -6.456Coordinates: 55°14′10″N 6°27′22″W / 55.236°N 6.456°W / 55.236; -6.456
Country Northern Ireland
County Antrim
Barony Cary
Civil parish Billy
Plantation grant Private plantation
First recorded Before 1609
Settlements Dunseverick
Area[2]
 • Total 103.60 ha (256.01 acres)

Dunseverick (from Irish Dún Sobhairce, meaning "Sobhairce's fort")[3] is the name of a hamlet near the Giant's Causeway in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The name is also the alias for the townland of Feigh.[4] It is most notable for Dunseverick Castle.

The hamlet of Dunseverick itself actually lies in the adjacent townland of Currysheskin.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Logainm - Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ Northern Ireland Environment Agency. "NIEA Map Viewer". Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  4. ^ a b Place Names NI - Dunseverick (use Map Search for location)

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