Celebrating Ulster's Townlands

 

 

Signpost: Townlands

 
  13. Other Plants in Place Names

Bogbean flower: MH, EHS

Bogbean flower: MH, EHS

Yew branches with berries, Hillsborough Co. Down: MH, EHS

Yew branches with berries, Hillsborough Co. Down: MH, EHS

Logo: Townlands

 

Bogbean bachran: Carrowbaghran "bogbean quarter" Co. Down. The roots were once used to make a medicinal drink.

Bracken  raithean Coleraine Co. Antrim, Tullyrain Co. Down “corner, knoll of bracken”,  Ranaghan  Co. Derry. Raithneachán “bracken place”

 

  Bramble or Blackberry dreas: Dressogagh, “brambley place" Kildress, Co.Antrim & Tyrone, “brambley place, church of brambles”.

Broom giolc: Gilky Hill, Upper Cumber, Co. Derry, Giltagh or Broomhill, Devenish, Fermanagh 

Rush luachair Loughry “rushy place” Tyrone, Loughros Point, Co. Donegal.

Dock copóg Legnacoppoge, Cloonycoppoge Tyrone  “hollow, meadow of the dock”;  

Bogbean growing in bog: KM 

Bogbean growing in bog: KM 

 

Rushes: MH, EHS

Rushes: MH, EHS

 

Garlic creamh, Drumgramph Fermanagh, Monaghan, Tyrone, Anacramp Tyrone, “ridge of garlic” Cranfield Cos. Antrim and Down, Croughill Tyrone Creamh-choill  “garlic wood”;

Bramble sprig: MH, EHS

Bramble sprig: MH, EHS

Wild garlic flowering with bluebells: MH, EHS

Wild garlic flowering with bluebells: MH, EHS

   Foxglove síán: Aghintain, Mullentain Tyrone: "field, hill of the foxgloves”; or  with meireagan “thimbles” Aghnamerrigan Tyrone; “field of the foxgloves”  

Heather  fraoch Ballyree, Tullyree Co. Down, “townland, hillock of heather. Inishfree Co. Donegal "island of heather" 

 

 

Heather growing on Slieve Binnian Co. Down: MH, EHS

Heather growing on Slieve Binnian Co. Down: MH, EHS

Foxglove: MH, EHS

Foxglove: MH, EHS

 

Iris feileastar Allistragh “place of flag irises” Co. Armagh,  

Nettle neantóg Ballynant “townland of nettles” Co. Fermanagh;

Sorrel samh Inismacsaint, Fermanagh “island of the sorrel plain”,  

Thistle fofannán: Fofanny in the Mournes “thistle place”; fófannaigh "thistle place".

 

Thistles: MH, EHS

Thistles: MH, EHS

Iris: MH, EHS

Iris: MH, EHS

 

 

Moss caonach Keenaghan;

Sedge seasc Glenshesk Co. Antrim  “glen of sedge”;  

 

 

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