lake or lakes
Loch Gile
genitive: Loch Gile
(Irish)
Lough Gill
(English)

Glossary

English bright, white
English lake; inlet

Centrepoint

54.2542, -8.38362latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

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loch Gile
Dioghl. D Leathanach: 289, Véarsa: 32
1550-1600
go Loch Gile
Ir. Bard. Poet Leathanach: 38, Véarsa: 6, Líne: 2
1836
Lough Gill
There is a legend about Lough Gill - the nine sisters- one of whom was Gile Ni Mhanannan, Gille, daughter of Mannanan, Gilia Filia Mananani.
LSO

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