townland
Cluain Caoil
genitive: Chluain Caoil
non-validated name
(Irish)
Cloonkeel
(English)

Glossary

English narrow; a narrow; marshy stream
cluain, cluaine
English meadow, pasture

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    pasture of (the) marshy stream, marsh?
    Tá bríonna éagsúla leis an ainmfhocal caol i logainmneacha; cf. www.dil.ie s.v. cáel II (e): 'a stream flowing through a marsh'.
    Cf. bf An Caol, par. Chill Ghlas

  • English

    pasture of (the) marshy stream, marsh?
    The noun caol has several meanings in placenames; cf. www.dil.ie s.v. cáel II (e): 'a stream flowing through a marsh'.
    Cf. bf An Caol/Keel, par. Kilglass

Centrepoint

53.7055, -7.94254 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1813
Cloonkeel
Edgeworth
1837c.
Cloonkeel
BS:AL Imleabhar: C99, Leathanach: 15
1837c.
Cloonkeel
Edgeworth Map:AL
1837c.
Cluain Caol, 'The Slender Deceit'
Quinn, E.:AL
1837c.
Cluain Caol, 'narrow lawn or meadow'
OD:AL
1837c.
Clun Caoil
pl:AL
1908
Cluain Chaol 'narrow lawn'
MacGivney Leathanach: 74
2007
klɑnˈkiːl
Áit.

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