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.

One of the five great highways, or slighte of ancient Ireland, Slige Midluachra, had its terminal point at Dunseverick,[5] running from here to Emain Macha and further to royal Tara and the fording point on the Liffey at what is now Dublin.

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)
  5. ^ "An Analysis of Pre-Christian Ireland Using Mythology and A GIS". Retrieved 14 June 2015. 

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