Béal Feirste, ‘mouth of the sand-bank ford’
The river Farset flows below High Street. It enters the river Lagan near this point and has been named from the ford (fearsaid, genitive feirste).
An Irish form of Elizabeth
which has its origins in the Greek and Hebrew languages.
Monaghan - Ó Manacháin
The Monaghans are descended from the warrior Manachán who was mentioned by the Four Masters in the year 866. The name Manachán itself means little monk. Chieftains in Co. Roscommon, until the year 1249, the Monaghans were ousted by the O'Beirnes.