Here's a little about the name E/amon an Chnuic (= Ned of the Hill;
E/amann an Chnoic is the more correct spelling), from a discussion a
few months ago on Gaeilge-B:
Beaga/n faoin ainm E/amann an Chnoic, o/ Mha/irti/n O/ Corrbui/:
A little about the name E/amann an Chnoic, from Ma/irti/n O/ Corrbui/:
Bhi/ go leor ainmneacha ag Gaeil The Gael had a lot of names for
ar rapairi/ nuair b'ann do/ibh: rapparees, when they existed:
E/amann Bradach, E/amann an Chnoic, Thieving Ned, Ned of the Hill,
agus E/amann Ma/ga/ine cuid di/obh, and Ned Ma/ga/ine are some of them,
agus o/ na hainmneacha sin a tugadh and it is from those names that
"maide E/amainn" ar an tsail they called the wooden bar that
adhmaid a bhi/odh mar bhac ar prevented the door from being
oscailt an dorais san oi/che. opened at night "Ned's stick".
Bhi/odh -- agus ta/ fo/s, There used to be -- and still are,
b'fhe/idir -- an da/ pholl le perhaps -- two holes to be seen
feicea/il i mballai/ seantithe mar in the walls of old houses where
a mbi/odh an maide i ngreim. the stick used to take hold.
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