An Teampall Mór Doire
A forgotten part of Inishowen. The eighteen townlands in the northern portion of the parish of Templemore once formed a key location in the south east. It is now the part of Co. Derry that lies on the western shore of the Foyle hosting the walled city of Derry-Londonderry.
Beneath the urban streets of Rosemount, Creggan, Shantallow and The Bogside are traces of the land that the ancient Inishowen farming community named in their own special way: a fascinating matrix of Gaelic names now forgotten and no longer in use.
This PowerPoint lecture is a survey of these townland names reassembled here in their original forms and connotations. Step on board the “Tardis” and disembark into An Teampall Mór Doire. The year is 1610.
This talk was given in the Cultúrlann in Derry in 2015.