Today’s townland is Carnamuck, in East Belfast. When I think of this area, I think mainly of roads.
Not just roads, but also petrol stations. This Spar shop, car wash and BP filling station on the Knock Road are in Carnamuck.
Getting off the road and away from the traffic, I appreciated the colour of Carnamuck’s trees in October.
None of the streets use the name of Carnamuck. I guess people don’t like the sound of living in muck. Would it be any better if they understood the Irish version of the name? According to the PLACENAMESNI website, Carnamuck comes from Ceathrú na Muc meaning ‘quarterland of the pigs’.
When given a choice to name a new footpath, the public ignored both muck and pigs and chose instead some fictional animals from C.S. Lewis’s Narnia books called Marsh-wiggles.
Which county is Carnamuck in? County Down
Which parish is Carnamuck in? Knockbreda