The original Irish name of Carrickarade/Carrick-a-rede, Co. Antrim

Gregory Toner

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    Abstract

    A consideration of historical features of East Ulster Irish dialects suggests that the name of Carrick-a-rede rope bridge in Co. Antrim, now owned and managed by the National Trust, goes back to an Irish form Carraig Dhroichid 'rock of (the) bridge'.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)65-71
    JournalAinm: A Journal of Name Studies
    Volume9
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • Onomastics
    • Antrim
    • salmon fishing
    • East Ulster Irish.

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