townland
Clárchoill
genitive: Chlárchoille
non-validated name
(Irish)
Clarahill
(English)

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    level wood?

    Comhfhocal é seo de clár “level plain” + coill “wood”, is cosúil. Tagann an logainm céanna i gceist i gContae an Dúin (#66581) agus i gContae Thiobraid Árann (#46111). Rinneadh an logainm seo a atuiscint mar a bheadh ainm cnoic Clara Hill. Cf. Ó Crualaoich, Logainmneacha na hÉireann IV (LG) s.v. Tarahill.

    Ainmneacha stairiúla:
    1607 ‘Coolincossan’, 1622 ‘Clonkosane alias Culcosane alias Ballecosane’, 1629 ‘Coulcossan’, 1639 ‘Cullcossane’, 1639 ‘Coolecessan’, 1655 ‘Culusane’ < Cúil an Chosáin (?) “the corner, nook of the path” (cf. bf Fearann na gCosán (#28016) i gClann Donncha).

Centrepoint

53.144, -7.49581 latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1569
Clarkhill
F Leathanach: 1338
1601
Clarechoill
Carroll M'William
F Leathanach: 6523
1607
Clarchill
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 20
1607
Clareghell
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 30
1607
Coolincossan
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 18
1622
Clarekill
CPR Leathanach: 540
1622
Clonkosane alias Culcosane alias Ballecosane
CPR Leathanach: 540
1629
Clarhill
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 176
1629
Coulcossan
O Doyne Ms. Nóta eolais: 171
1639
Clarehill
O Doyne Ms. Imleabhar: 180
1639
Clarehill
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 181
1639
Coolecessan
sic
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 180
1639
Cullcossane
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 181
1642
Clarehill
Richard Reddine
Dep. 1641 Leathanach: 165r
1655
Culusane, Clarehill, Ballintean and Boyle
DS
1659
Clanchill
Cen. Leathanach: 505
1660c
Clarehill, Ballinteane, Culusane & Boyle
BSD (La) Leathanach: 121
1668
Clarehill
ASE Leathanach: 170
1668
Culusane
ASE Leathanach: 170
1685
Clarekill
Hib. Del.
1819
Clarahill
Par. Stat. Imleabhar: III, Leathanach: 332
1819
Clara-hill
Par. Stat. Imleabhar: III, Leathanach: 318
1823
Clarahill
TAB
1824
Clarrahill
TAB
1837
Clara Hill
Top. Dict. Imleabhar: I , Leathanach: 350
1838
Clara Hill
Sharpe Map:AL Leathanach: La054,9
1838
Clara Hill
HCSV:AL Leathanach: La054,9
1838
Clarahill
Cahill Co. Map:AL Leathanach: La054,9
1838
Clarach, 'a level or flat piece of land'
OD:AL Leathanach: La054,9
1838
Clara Hill
OD:AL Leathanach: La054,9
1838
Clarehill
DS:AL Leathanach: La054,9
1838
Clara Hill
BS:AL Leathanach: La054,9
1997
ˌklaːrəˈhil
Áit. Uimhir : C894b2
2005
klarəˈhil
Áit.
2005
klarəˈhil ˈgliːb
Áit.

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