- Quelle ww.tara.tcd.ie/bitstream/2262/3921/1/jssisiVolXII263_294.pdf
SHAN. SHAN figures very, numerously as a prefix to Townland names, there being over 400 such cases in the Index. It is an anglicised form of the Irish sean, "old", "ancient" as Shanbally, sean baile, "old town". The word sean is also found in the Gaelic of Scotland, as in Shantir (sean tir), "old land" (Ayrshire), and in Manx in the form shenn, as Shenvalla, "old farm".
- Quelle Galick and English vocabulary
sean-talamh = a fallow field = brachliegendes Land;
- Querverweis, siehe dazu auch Sand unter Ortsnamen