Annalong is a small town in County Down, set in a beautiful location between the Irish Sea and the Mourne Mountains.
According to the PLACENAMESNI website, the name “Moneydorragh” comes from the Irish Muine Dorcha meaning “dark thicket/scrub”. Adding more meaning “great”or beag meaning “little” simply reflects the size of each townland.
The spelling of the townland name is officially fixed as “dorragh”, but locally, the alternative “darragh” is in common use.
The smaller townland of Moneydorragh Beg also starts at the shore to the south of Moneydorragh More, and rises uphill with the Stewarts Road and Valley Road as far as Longstone Road and Moneydarragh Primary School.
Which other townlands border the Moneydorragh townlands? To the north (across the Annalong river and harbour) Mullartown. To the south of Moneydorragh Beg: Ballymartin and Ballyveagh More. Higher into the hills, the townland of Mourne Mountains East.
Which civil parish are the Moneydorragh townlands in? Kilkeel
Which council area are the Moneydorragh townlands in? Newry Mourne and Down District Council
Which county are the Moneydorragh townlands in? County Down
And finally, click on these links to see a map of the Moneydorragh townlands and read about their names on my usual source, PLACENAMESNI.ORG: