townland
Achadh Abhla
genitive: Achadh Abhla
(Irish)
Aghyowla
(English)

Glossary

achadh, -ach
English field

Centrepoint

54.0485, -7.76672 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

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Cf. Cluain Abhla (Mu)
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"Pinkman: Achadh-Abhla = Field of the apple tree. Abhall, genitive abhaille and abhla, an apple tree, is sometimes used to denote any fruit tree. There was an ancient Irish Monastery of this name in Co. Wicklow – Achadh-Abhla. It was founded by St. Finian of Clonard, who resided there for 16 "
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"Arch.Inventory: Rath. Towards the top of the S-facing slope of a small hill (57). "
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1622
Aghowlagh
CPR Leathanach: 539a-b
1659
Aghaloy offalan?
Cen. Leathanach: 562
1660c
Aghaowla
BSD Leathanach: 17
1830c
Aughaowla
TAB Leathanach: (61:16/14) innéacs, 1b
1836
Aghiowla
BS:AL
1836
Aghiowla
Stacke, Capt.:AL
1836
Aghowla
HCSR:AL 
1836
Achadh abhla, 'field of the orchard,' 'campulus pomorum'
"There was a famous monastery of this name in Leinster, 'Achadh Abhla'." [dúch]
OD:AL
1836
Aghyowla
OD:AL
1852
?Aughaywula
(Browne/Percy)
Leitrim Vot. 1852 Leathanach: 461

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