townland
Achadh na hAidhle
genitive: Achadh na hAidhle
(Irish)
Aghnahily
(English)

Glossary

achadh, -ach
English field

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the field of the (shoulder-like) projection?

    Tá an baile fearainn seo suite ar leirg cnoic ar theorainn bharúntacht an tSráidbhaile. Cf. ‘aidlenn gualann’ “top of the shoulder” (www.dil.ie s.v. aidlenn “hook or rack” (‘perh. orig. aidle’)) agus na logainmneacha tra Trá na hAidhleann (#1411371) (Co 139), bf Carn na hAidhle (#49566) (PL 35), srl. Tá radharc ag caisleán Dhún Másc agus ag an tseanláthair eaglasta An Nuachabháil ar a chéile tríd an mbearnain in oirthear an bhaile fearainn.

    Bhris lucht Richard Cosby ar na Móraigh anseo sa bhliain 1606, de réir Uí Argadáin: ‘They met in 1606, in the glen of Aghnahely, under the rock of Dunamase, and the engagement was the most bloody ever fought between these rivals’ (Hardiman’s Irish Minstrelsy II 164).

    Féach freisin an t-ainm abhann stairiúil Aighle (Co) agus an t-ainm dúiche Aighle > Cruachán Aighle (ME) in Foclóir Stairiúil Áitainmneacha Gaeilge.

Centrepoint

53.0242, -7.20827 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1607
Rahinhoylley
Inq. Lag. Alt: 1 J I
1608
Rahenhoylley
CPR Leathanach: 112
1608
Rathnenebolliegh
CPR Leathanach: 113
1642
Agheneheley
Dep. 1641
1660c
Aghanaheily
BSD (La) Leathanach: 97
1738
Aughenahilie
CGn. Leathanach: 95.19.65556
1805
Aghanahile
Cahill (La)
1831
Aghnahely
"the glen of Aghnahely, under the rock of Dunamase"
Hardiman: Minstrelsy Imleabhar: II, Leathanach: 164
1838
Aughnahily
BS:AL Leathanach: E019,1,4
1838
Aughnally
HCSV:AL Leathanach: E019,1,4
1838
Aghanahile
Cahill Co. Map:AL Leathanach: E019,1,4
1838
[Aghnahily]
"…there is an old rath in the northern portion."
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: E019,1,4
2004
ɑknəˈhəilə
Áit.

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