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County Carlow was in Ptolemy's time referred to as Brigantes and Cauci, or according to Whitaker, Coriundi. In more recent, but still ancient times, it formed the Northern part of Hy Kinselagh, and was divided into two parts, Hy Cabanagh (or Hy Cavanagh) and Hy Drone. Some say the county takes its name from the town of the same name, Caher-lough in Irish, and means "Town of the Lake," but his seems improbably since there is no lake at Carlow Town. More probably, it was originally called in Irish Cether-loch meaning "Four Lakes," from the fact that the Barrow river in those days widened into lakes at four places there. The Kinsella clan was dominent in the north, with Kavanagh and O'Ryan in the south, and lesser clans or septs including Tallon, O'Nolan, O'Hayden, O'Neill, and O'Fortin.

25 Most Common Names in Carlow: Byrne Murphy Doyle Nolan Kelly Kavanagh Neill Brennan Ryan Whelan Walsh Brien Maher Kinsella Donohoe Nowlan Kehoe Foley Hayden Farrell Lalor Cummins McDonnell Bolger FitzPatrick.

Carlow Publications

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DUNLECKNEY CEMETERY, COUNTY CARLOW, TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS, Morris 2001, ePublication. All legible inscriptions (449 stones) from this cemetery.

INDEXES TO IRISH WILLS (5 Volumes), Phillimore and Thrift 1909/1920
Volume I (Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow) 2 fiche.

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