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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
DÙN FHINN Dùn Fhinn
Dùn Fhinn
Dùn Fhinn
Dùn Fhinn
Mr James Clark, Killarow
Matthew Kelly
Duncan McMillan
Fingall's Fort.
246 This name is given to a prominent rock on the sea coast, to the west of Killacraw on the summit of which can be easily traced the remains of a building, which is believed by the inhabitants to have been a fort, or a place for a beacon fire. "In the south division of the parish two circular inclosures, commonly known as Dùn Fhinn, or Fingal's Fort, and Dun na Foghmhar or Giant's Fort. They seem to have stood for ages & baffle conjecture to account for their origin. The vulgar consider them residences of Fingal & his giants, & the Antiquary, Druidical places of worship"
New Stat. [Statistical] Account.
FORT [Dùn Fhinn] Dùn Fhinn
Dùn Fhinn
Dùn Fhinn
Dùn Fhinn
Mr James Clark, Killarow
Matthew Kelly
Duncan McMillan
Fingall's Fort.
246 This name is given to a prominent rock on the sea coast, to the west of Killacraw on the summit of which can be easily traced the remains of a building, which is believed by the inhabitants to have been a fort, or a place for a beacon fire. "In the south division of the parish two circular inclosures, commonly known as Dùn Fhinn, or Fingal's Fort, and Dun na Foghmhar or Giant's Fort. They seem to have stood for ages & baffle conjecture to account for their origin. The vulgar consider them residences of Fingal & his giants, & the Antiquary, Druidical places of worship"
New Stat. [Statistical] Account.
BRAIN PHUIRT Brain Port


Bròn Port
"Brain Phuirt"
Mr James Clark, Killarow
Matthew Kelly
Duncan McMillan
Perpetual port.
"Port of (the) Chief" - Appd. [Approved]
246 A small bay, or port, opposite Dun Fhinn. Sig. [Signification] unknown)

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Brain Phuirt [note]
Bròn Phuirt The Port of Grief
Bron (obsolete word) Perpetual The Perpetual Port very doubtful
Bran A Dog's name A raven &c.
name of several rivers supposed from the
original meaning of the British term "Bran"
"apt to overflow"
accent not on
Bron Perpetual

Brain Chief The Port of (the) Chief - Perhaps an allusion to Fingal - see Dun Fhinn
Bran Black - The Black Port
Bran A mountain stream &c.
Brain The belly, a bulging &c. - The Bulging Port
Bran A raven Raven Port?

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