Elphin

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Elphin

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Gemma Smith: "The Gaelic spelling is Ailbhinn, which Watson translates as ‘rock-peak’, taking the specific element to be beinn, ‘mountain’ given the stress on the second syllable. The possibility remains of ail fionn, ‘white rock’, or even aoil fionn, ‘white lime(stone)’, in reference the underlying geology that renders the area’s grasses so lush and so very green – the Elphin in Co. Roscommon is in Irish, Ail Finn.

Source

Gemma Smith https://www.assyntplacenames.net/files/original/77cefce9217ac9797436b680d1a984da.pdf pg 30

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