Dunamuggy

Dunamuggy (from Irish: Dún na mBogach, meaning 'fort of the bogs or marshes')[1] is a townland of 172 acres in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the civil parish of Donegore and the historic barony of Antrim Upper.[2]

Dunamuggy
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Dunamuggy townland in 2009
Dunamuggy is located in Northern Ireland
Dunamuggy
Dunamuggy
Location within Northern Ireland
• Belfast12 mi (19 km)
District
County
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBALLYCLARE
Postcode districtBT39
Dialling code028
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UK Parliament
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Antrim
54°44′13″N 6°06′29″W / 54.737°N 6.108°W / 54.737; -6.108Coordinates: 54°44′13″N 6°06′29″W / 54.737°N 6.108°W / 54.737; -6.108

ArchaeologyEdit

The name probably comes from a motte in the east of the townland. The Ordnance Survey Memoir of 1838 records a tumulus 18 ft high, outside of which was a parapet varying in height from 2 to 6 ft. The mound seemed to be constructed of stone and covered with earth.[1] The motte is a Scheduled Historic Monument at grid ref: J2274 9059.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Dunamuggy". Place Names NI. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Dunamuggy". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Dunamuggy" (PDF). Scheduled Historic Monuments (2015). Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015.