townland
An Athbhuaile
genitive: na hAthbhuaile
(Irish)
Afoley
(English)

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the disused cattle-fold, summer pasture

    Cf. www.dil.ie s.v. athbúaile. Díghlórú bh- /v/ tar éis -th /x, h/ is cúis le Aff- sna foirmeacha béarlaithe (cf. bf Athbhuaile Sheáin (#46930) i dTiobraid Árann, bf An Athbhuaile (#23964) i gCiarraí, srl.).

Centrepoint

53.1528, -7.47494 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1637–8
Aghvolly
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 178
1655
Aghuolly, Tenihinch Derenebehy and
DS
1659
Affoly
Cen. Leathanach: 505
1660c
Aghavolly, Derrinnabehy &
John Wood
BSD (La) Leathanach: 121
1670
Aghvolly
John Wood
ASE Leathanach: 223
1773
Achvoley otherwise called Afolio
CGn. Leathanach: 295.117.195227
1819
Aghnoley
"Calf field."
Par. Stat. Leathanach: 332
1823
Affolio
TAB
1823
Afolio
innéacs
TAB
1838
Aghavolly
DS Map:AL Leathanach: La054,3
1838
Ath na fola, 'bloody ford'
OD:AL Leathanach: La054,3
1838
Afoley
OD:AL Leathanach: La054,3
1838
Affoly
BS:AL Leathanach: La054,3
1838
Afoley
Molyneux Maps:AL Leathanach: La054,3
1838
Aghnavolly
HCSV:AL Leathanach: La054,3
1838
Aghnavolly
HCons PR:AL  Leathanach: La054,3
1838
Aghvolly
DS Ref.:AL Leathanach: La054,3
2005
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Áit.
2005
aˈfoːlia
Áit.

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