townland
Gréach na gCoilleán
genitive: Ghréach na gCoilleán
non-validated name
(Irish)
Greaghnaguillaun
(English)

Glossary

English rough pasture-land?

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the — of the small woods
    Ní léir brí gréach

  • English

    the — of the small woods
    The meaning of gréach is unclear

Centrepoint

54.107, -8.01029latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Greaghnaguillaun
ˌgreːxnəˈguˑljən
Áit.
Greaghnaguillaun
ˌgreːgnəˈgwil′ɪn
Áit.
Greaghnaguillaun
ˌgrenəˈguljən
Áit.
Greaghnaguillaun
ˌgreːgnəˈgwilə
Áit.
Nóta
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Gréach-na-gCuileán = Mountain flat of the Cullen family. So O’Donovan, who adds “the letter ‘L’ is very liquid in the English name.” This townland lies on the eastern shore of Lough Allen, South of the Stony River and in Murhaun Parish. It contained a pound for cattle and it has two small forts. "
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory Rath. On a Sw-facing slope at the foothills of Slieve Anierin overlooking Lough Allen to W (96). Enclosure. In a low-lying level position on the E shore of Lough Allen (152). Enclosure. In a slight fold on the W-facing foothills of Slieve Anierin (152). "
Nóta
1660c
Greaghnagallen
BSD Leathanach: 57
1835
Greaghnagollon
TAB (60:16/10) innéacs
1835
Greaghnagullon
TAB Leathanach: 171, Nóta: (60:16/10)
1835
Greaghnaguleaun
TAB Leathanach: 183, Nóta: (60:16/10)
1836
Greighnagullane
BS:AL
1836
Greagh na gillan
CM:AL
1836
Sgrech-na-faoillean,
'the gull's screech'
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Greaghnagullawn
HCons PR:AL 
1836
Greaghnagullawn
S&V:AL
1836
Greach na gcoillean
pl:AL
1836
Anderson's Island' is the name now known
[?]
dúch:AL
1836
Greach na gcoileán,
'greagh/ mountain plain of the family of O'Cullain'
OD:AL
1836
//n
'l' very liquid."
OD:AL
1836
[Greaghnaguillaun]
"…two small forts…"
Desc. Rem.:AL

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