[7] Historically, it was anglicised as Tirowen or Tyrowen, which are closer to the Irish pronunciation. Sidney Elisabeth Croskery: Whilst I Remember (1983), Abbeys and priories in Northern Ireland (County Tyrone), "North-South Ministerial Council: 2010 Annual Report in Ulster Scots", "North-South Ministerial Council: 2006 Annual Report in Ulster Scots", "Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council", "New Developments in Irish Population History, 1700–1850", The role of Joseph McGarrity in the struggle for Irish independence, "Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972", "Statistical classification of settlements", "All aboard! Announcing our NEW encyclopedia for Kids!

Eoghan is a derivative of the English and French name Eugene. [2], Eoghan has also been translated into English as Well Born, in an example c. 1923, due to this Latin derivation; but with the note that in common usage it is usually anglicised to "Eugene". This page was last edited on 27 October 2020, at 02:58. Dungannon railway hopes revived", "Tyrone Kane given first Ireland call-up for World T20 qualifiers", Ireland's Bready Cricket Club Gets ICC's Recognition, "ICC announces schedule of ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015", Tyrone on the interactive map of the counties of Great Britain and Ireland, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=County_Tyrone&oldid=985645231, Articles with dead external links from November 2016, Articles with permanently dead external links, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using infobox settlement with possible motto list, Pages using infobox settlement with no coordinates, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2020, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2010, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz area identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. The Corpus Inscriptionum Insularum Celticarum derives Eógan from the Primitive Irish *Iwagenas, while others such as Tomás Ua Concheanainn (Mion-chomhradh, in 1903) have stated that Eóghan equates to Owain and Eugene; Dr Rachel Bromwichhas commented that Eoghan is a derivation of the Latin Eugenius, making these names long-attested in Gaelic areas, yet still based on loan-words. Rugby union is very popular in the county. [20], The major sports in Tyrone are Gaelic games, association football, rugby union and cricket. The county derives its name and general geographic location from Tír Eoghain, a Gaelic kingdom under the O'Neill dynasty which existed until the 17th century. [16] It is the second largest of Ulster's nine traditional counties by area and fourth largest by population.

[2] Morgan notes that there are less likely alternative explanations and agrees with Dr Rachel Bromwich that Welsh Owein “is normally latinized as Eugenius," and "both the Welsh and Irish forms are Latin derivatives". Tyrone was the traditional stronghold of the various O'Neill clans and families, the strongest of the Gaelic Irish families in Ulster, surviving into the seventeenth century. The ancient principality of Tír Eoghain, the inheritance of the O'Neills, included the whole of the present counties of Tyrone and Londonderry, and the four baronies of West Inishowen, East Inishowen, Raphoe North and Raphoe South in County Donegal. In Scottish Gaelic the name is Eòghann or Eòghan.

), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 92, ISBN 0-19-282745-6, This article is about the county in Ireland. Also possibly means "youth" or "noble". MEANING: Comes from an old Irish word and means “”born of the yew tree.”” In Northern Ireland the name Eoghan is found in Tir Eoghan, County Tyrone or “”The Land of Eoghan”” and is often accompanied by Roe in memory of the Irish patriot Eoghan Roe (“”Red Eoghan””) O””Neill who won a great battle over the British at Benburb in 1646. Showing recent paintings by Eoghan O Suilleabhain. What does Eoghan mean? The majority of County Londonderry was carved out of Tyrone between 1610–1620 when that land went to the Guilds of London to set up profit making schemes based on natural resources located there. [5] The name corresponds to the Welsh Owain, often spelt Owen in English;[1][2] as well to Ewen, Ewan and Euan. When the sons of Niall of the Nine Hostages moved North in 395AD to conquer new lands Prince Eoghan (Owen) is said to have made the existing site of Grianán his power base, giving his name to Inishowen (Island of Eoghan) and Tyrone (land of Eoghan). Art Cosgrove (2008); "A New History of Ireland, Volume II: Medieval Ireland 1169-1534".



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