bay
Cuan Mó
genitive: Chuan Mó
non-validated name
(Irish)
Clew Bay
(English)

Glossary

English bay, harbour, recess
English great, big

Centrepoint

53.8364, -9.83827latitude, longitude
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Properties

GGaeltacht

Archival records

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Historical references

1250 c
a hInnsibh míne Modh
Ir. Bard. Poet Leathanach: 173, Véarsa: 23, Líne: 4
1417
chuan umhaill, for
ARÉ Leathanach: iv 832
1417
Cuan Umaill, ar
AU I Leathanach: iii 74
1534c
Horbe
Angliae figura
1584
The baye of the Owly
Browne’s Map Leathanach: 2
1586c
Baye of the Owles, the
CSPI Leathanach: 567 §16
1591c
Baragh Bay
Hondius Map
1599
Baie of Baragh
Boazio Map
1599c
Bay of Borace, Bay of Horros
Treatise of Ire. Leathanach: 13
1610
Barragh Bay
Speed Conn.
1610c
Bay of Boruce, The
Norden
1714
Clew Bay
Moll Map
1721
Clew Bay
Price, Senex & Maxwell
1759c
Clew Bay
Jeffrys Map
1790c
Clew Bay
Ire. Map [1790c]
1792
Newport or Clew Bay
Beaufort Map
1793
Clew Bay
Taylor Ire.
1795c
Clew Bay, Newport Bay
Vallancey Map
1800
Clew Bay
Road Map
1811
Newport Bay
Arrowsmith
1812
Clew Bay
Bald Bog Map
1830
Clew Bay
Bald Uimhir: 17
1838
Clew Bay
BS:AL
1838
Cuan Modha
LSO [ME] Leathanach: §451
1838
Clew Bay or Cuan Mow
OD:AL
1838
Cuan Modha ‘Modha’s harbour’
OD:AL

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