Dunseverick

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Dunseverick (alias Feigh)

Irish: Dún Sobhairce (Faithche) [1]
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  Derivation:Dún Sobhairce
  Meaning:Sobhairce's fort
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Dunseverick Castle
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Dunseverick (alias Feigh)
Dunseverick (alias Feigh) shown within Northern Ireland
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Dunseverick (alias Feigh)
Dunseverick (alias Feigh) (the United Kingdom)
Coordinates: 55°14′10″N6°27′22″W / 55.236°N 6.456°W / 55.236; -6.456 Coordinates: 55°14′10″N6°27′22″W / 55.236°N 6.456°W / 55.236; -6.456
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Northern Ireland
County Antrim
Barony Cary
Civil parishBilly
First recordedBefore 1609
SettlementsDunseverick
Area
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  Total256.01 acres (103.60 ha)

Dunseverick (from Irish Dún Sobhairce, meaning ' Sobhairce 's fort') [3] is 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 slighe 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 lies in the adjacent townland of Currysheskin. [4]

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References

  1. Logainm - Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. Northern Ireland Environment Agency. "NIEA Map Viewer". Archived from the original on 24 November 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  3. Placenames Database of Ireland
  4. 1 2 Place Names NI [ permanent dead link ] - Dunseverick (use Map Search for location)
  5. "An Analysis of Pre-Christian Ireland Using Mythology and A GIS" . Retrieved 14 June 2015.