town townland
Maighean Rátha
genitive: Mhaighean Rátha
(Irish)
Mountrath
(English)

Glossary

ráth, ráith
English ring-fort

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    homestead of (the) ring-fort

    Mionainmneacha ar an léarscáil:
    I ndeisceart an bhaile fearainn tá an mionainm Moanbaun SO < An Mhóin Bhán “the white bog(land)”, paiste beag de thalamh bhogach. Cf. sampla eile den ainm céanna sa mhionainm stairiúil 1563 ‘The White boge’, portach mór suite timpeall le 9km slí soir ó thuaidh, i dtreo Phort Laoise (cf. bf Cúil na Móna (#28423)).

Centrepoint

52.9972, -7.46529 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1549
Moyenroe
Carrigan MS Imleabhar: 46, Leathanach: 59 & 60
1549
Ballanecorbane?
Bounds of Twoawewoy ; 'from ... next the river of Noer to Downower' = Mountrath River SO?
Carrigan MS Imleabhar: 46, Leathanach: 69
1551
Moynrae
F Leathanach: 700
1551
Moyenrae
lordship of Twoaweway
F Leathanach: 736
1557
Moynraen
P.R.O.L. Leathanach: 62, 1
1563
Moenra
Cotton Map
1563
Moynerathe
F Leathanach: 531
1567
Moynraghe
F Leathanach: 1113
1567
Moynerath
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 1 Eliz.
1567
Moyn-rath
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 1 Eliz.
1569
Moyenrath
Francis Cosbie and Elizabeth Palmes, his wife
F Leathanach: 1375
1570
Moyrath
F Alt: 1532
1593
Moynrath
F Leathanach: 5824
1608
Moynerath
CPR Leathanach: 124
1620
Mountrath
CPR Leathanach: 510
1620
Moyhrath
CPR Leathanach: 476
1620
Moynrath alias Monera
CPR Leathanach: 510
1642
Monrath
Dep. 1641
1654-6
Moantrath, Meanerath
CS X Leathanach: 23
1655
Monerath Towne
CPR Leathanach: DS
1655
Monrath church
DS
1659
Montrath, The Lordship of
Cen. Leathanach: 497
1659
Mountrath
Cen. Leathanach: 498
1660c
Mountrath
BSD (La) Leathanach: 91
1678
Mountrath
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 3 C II
1685
Mountrath Church
Hib. Del.
1685
Mountrath Towne
Hib. Del.
1718
Moynetrath alias Moynrtrath
CGn. Imleabhar: 22, Imleabhar: 183, Uimhir: 11738
1838
Lands of Mountrath
BS:AL Leathanach: LA015,77
1838
Mountrath
HCSV:AL Leathanach: LA015,77
1838
Mountrath
Beaufort Map & Memoir:AL Leathanach: LA015,77
1838
Mountrath
CM:AL Leathanach: LA015,77
1838
Mountrath
Coote Map:AL Leathanach: LA015,77
1838
Moyrath?
Inq. Eliz. I:AL Leathanach: LA015,77
1838
Mountrath
Inq. C II:AL Leathanach: LA015,77
1838
Muin ratha, 'shrubbery or brake of the fort'
OD:AL Leathanach: LA015,77
1838
Mountrath
OD:AL Leathanach: LA015,77
1838
Mountrath
OD:AL Leathanach: La047,30
1838
Mountrath
BS:AL Leathanach: La047,30
1838
Mountrath
Inq. C II:AL Leathanach: La047,30
1838
Muine ratha, 'shrubbery of the fort'
OD:AL Leathanach: La047,30

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