townland
Coill an Mhachaire
genitive: Choill an Mhachaire
non-validated name
(Irish)
Kilmaghera
(English)

Glossary

coill, coillidh, coillte, coille
English wood
English plain

Explanatory note

Centrepoint

54.0089, -8.04434 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Kilmaghera
ˌkiləˈmahərə
Áit.
Kilmaghera
ˌkiləˈmaːrə
Áit.
Nóta
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Coill-Machaire = Wood of the plain. Machaire is a derivative from ‘magh’ a plain. "
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory Rath. In rough pasture with rock outcrop towards the top of a gently E-facing rise. Enclosure. In reclaimed pasture at the summit of a NE-SW drumlin ridge (154). "
Nóta
1655
Killmaghery
DS
1659
Kilmaghery
Cen. Leathanach: 559
1660c
Killmaghery
BSD Leathanach: 42
1667
Kilmaghery
ASE Leathanach: 129
1685
Killmahery
Hib. Del.
1835
Kilnamahera
TAB (60:16/10) innéacs Leathanach: 115, 179, Nóta: (60:16/10) innéacs
1836
Killmaghra
BS:AL
1836
Cill-Machara,
'the field belonging to the church'
Mc Donough, I.:AL
1836
Kilmaghery
DS Ref.:AL
1836
Keelmaghery
DS Map:AL
1836
Coill a mhacaire
pl:AL
1836
Caolog,
'is a narrow ridge in a field'
OD:AL
1836
Coill a mhacaire,
'wood of the plain, ' 'sylva [..] campi'
OD:AL
1836
Kilmă//ghĕră
OD:AL
1836
[Kilmaghera]
"…two forts."
Desc. Rem.:AL

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