townland
Mullach Astara
genitive: Mhullach Astara
non-validated name
(Irish)
Mullyaster
(English)

Glossary

mullach, mullaigh
English hilltop

Explanatory note

  • English

    hilltop of (the) journey, labour?

Centrepoint

54.0389, -7.68609 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
Cf. Ballinaster (ME)
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory: “Rath. In mixed woodland at the crest of the E-facing slope of a drumlin.” (118) “Enclosure. At the crest of the NW-facing slope of a drumlin.” (157) "
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Mullach-Óstóra = Hill of the innkeeper or host In view of the fact that the Down Survey writes the name Mullaghostorra and Mullaostra, I think the proper Irish form is Mullach-óstóra, though O’Donovan, I think, made it Mullaigh-aistir, hill of the journey. "
Nóta
n/a
"DIL: astar o, m "
Nóta
1622
Mullaghosturr
CPR Leathanach: 539a/b
1655
Mullaghostorra
DS
1660c
Mullaghastora
BSD Leathanach: 5
1660c
(Corcappill, Corcapill)
BSD Leathanach: 5
1667
Corcapple-Mullaghlostera
ASE Leathanach: 182:16
1685
Mullaostra
Hib. Del.
[1733
Corrocaple
CGn. Leathanach: 72.242.50595]
1733
Mully[vhir?]
CGn. Leathanach: 72.242.50595
1830c
Mullyaster
TAB Leathanach: (61:16/15) innéacs, 61, 62
1836
Mullyaster
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Muill Aster
'slow walking'
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Mullach Astair
'the hill of the journey'
Buck:AL Nóta: (cóipleabhar)
1836
Mullaghaster
S&V:AL
1836
Mullyaster
HCons PR:AL 
1836
Mullaghaster
Gore, R.:AL
1836
Mullyaster or Deerpark
HCER 1826:AL
1836
Mullach aistir
'hill of the journey'
OD:AL
1836
Mullyaster
OD:AL
1836
[Mullyaster]
"…about the centre of it are two Danish forts."
Desc. Rem.:AL

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