Duneane

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Duneane is a civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the historic barony of Toome Upper and contains the town of Toome.[1]

The name derives from the Irish: Dun Ean (fort of the birds).[2]

The parish is bounded by County Londonderry, the civil parishes of Portglenone and Drummaul, and to the south by Lough Neagh.[1] It contains 48 townlands.[3][4]

Townlands[edit]

A[edit]

Aghacarnaghan, Alder Rock, Annaghmore, Artlone

B[edit]

Ballycloghan, Ballydonnelly, Ballydugennan, Ballylenully, Ballylurgan, Ballymatoskerty, Ballynacooley, Ballynafey, Ballynamullan, Brockish

C[edit]

Cargin, Cargin Island, Carlane, Carmorn, Cloghogue, Creeve, Creggan

D[edit]

Derrygowan, Derryhollagh, Drumboe, Drumcullen, Drumderg, Drumraymond, Duck Island

G[edit]

Gallagh, Garriffgeery, Gortgarn, Gortgill, Greenan

H[edit]

Harvey's Rock

K[edit]

Killyfast

L[edit]

Lismacloskey

M[edit]

Moneyglass, Moneynick, Moneyrod, Muckrim, Mullaghgaun

R[edit]

Ranaghan

S[edit]

Staffordstown

T[edit]

Tamnaderry, Tamnaghmore, Toome, Tullaghbeg

People[edit]

  • Henry Cooke (1788–1868) was an Irish presbyterian leader of the early and mid-nineteenth century. His first settlement was at Duneane, where he was ordained on 10 November 1808, though only 20 years old, as assistant to Robert Scott, with a pittance of £25 Irish. Here his evangelical fervour met with no sympathy. and on 13 November 1810 he resigned the post.
  • Roddy McCorley (died 1800) fought as part of United Irishmen in the Rebellion of 1798 and was hanged by the British at Toome Bridge. A century later, he became the subject of a popular nationalist song by Ethna Carbery. McCorley was born in Duneane and a nephew arranged his reburial in its parish graveyard in 1852.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Duneane". KiwiCelts. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Duneane". Place Names NI. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Parish of Duneane". Public Record Office NI. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Parish of Duneane". Ulster Ancestors. Retrieved 15 May 2013.