Knocknahunshin

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Coordinates: 54°21′00″N 7°47′46″W / 54.350°N 7.796°W / 54.350; -7.796 Knocknahunshin (from Irish Cnoc na hUinseann, meaning 'the hill of the ash trees'), is a townland in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It is in the civil parish of Boho, in between the townlands of Glenkeel and Reyfad.[1] Within this area are the sub-townlands of Arduagh, Carricknamulloge (from Irish: Carraig na Mullóige[2]), Carricknine, Horse Rock, Legloughra, Owneyglas, Silkins and Sterrickinard.[1]

This area is mentioned as far back as 1672 as "K:nahinshina" in the Barony of Magheraboy.[3] Later on, in 1834, it was referred to by its Irish name of Cnoc na h-Uinnsean meaning "ridge of the ash trees".[3]

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  1. ^ a b Boho Heritage Organisation (2009). Edel Bannon; Louise Mclaughlin; Cecilia Flanagan (eds.). Boho Heritage: A treasure trove of history and lore. Nicholson & Bass Ltd, Mallusk, Northern Ireland. p. 246. ISBN 978-0-9560607-0-9.
  2. ^ Journal of the Ulster Place-name Society Index of Contents. AINM - I-VIII Liam Ó Paircín
  3. ^ a b Place Names NI - Townland of Knocknahunshin[permanent dead link]