The word brae comes from Old Norse and means a steep slope, a hill-side, or river valley. It is chiefly found in Scotland (OED). The name ‘bray’ or ‘brae’ is found in field names in eight townlands in Louth: Ballygoly, Ballymakellet, Bemagh, Corrakit, Grange Irish, Jenkinstown, Knocknagoran and the Liberties of Carlingford. The Bray is found in Corrakit, Grange Irish and the Liberties of Carlingford, which also has a Bray Field. The Big Bray and the Hanging Bray are in Ballygoly and Ballymakellett respectively. In Benagh and Knocknagoran the name is linked to personal names. Examples include McDermott’s Braes, Kate Tom’s Braes and Rice’s Brae in Benagh, and Mulligan’s Brae in Knocknagoran.