Dunnamaggin

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Dunnamaggin

Dún Iomagáin
Hamlet
Dunnamaggin is located in Ireland
Dunnamaggin
Dunnamaggin
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°30′11″N 7°18′01″W / 52.503159°N 7.300202°W / 52.503159; -7.300202Coordinates: 52°30′11″N 7°18′01″W / 52.503159°N 7.300202°W / 52.503159; -7.300202
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Kilkenny
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceS4754939300
Websitedkk.ie

Dunnamaggin (officially Dunnamaggan; Irish: Dún Iomagáin, meaning "Fort of Iomagán"[1]) is a hamlet in the south County Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland, on the R699 road between Callan and Knocktopher, east of its intersection with the R697 between Kells and Kilmaganny. Dunnamaggan gives its name to a civil parish,[2] an electoral division,[3] and the townlands of Dunnamaggan East and West.[4]

Dunnamaggin has a national school and a credit union. It gives its name to the Catholic parish, which also includes the village of Kilmoganny.[5] Dunnamaggin GAA club, based on the Catholic parish, has its ground in Dunnamaggin.

Name[edit]

In the nineteenth century Eugene O'Curry and John O'Donovan both rendered the name into Irish as Dún na mBogán "Fort of the [softness]", the last word interpreted by O'Curry as "soft eggs" and by O'Donovan as "bogs".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dún Iomagáin/Dunnamaggan (population centre) Kilkenny". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Dún Iomagáin/Dunnamaggan (civil parish) Kilkenny". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Dún Iomagáin/Dunnamaggan (electoral district) Kilkenny". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Townlands in parish of Dunnamaggin". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Dunamaggan". Parish Details. Ossory Diocese. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  6. ^ Phelan, Mrs. W.J. (1952). "Dunamaggin". Old Kilkenny Review (5): 44–47.