townland
Achadh Choille Breac
genitive: Achadh Choille Breac
non-validated name
(Irish)
Aghakilbrack
(English)

Glossary

achadh, -ach
English field
English speckled
coill, coillidh, coillte, coille
English wood

Centrepoint

54.0649, -7.9817 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

ˌɑːhəˌkilˈbraˑk
Áit.
ˌɑːhəˌkilˈbrak
x2
Áit.
Nóta
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Achadh-Aill-bhreac = Field of the mottled precipice or cliff. O’Donovan quotes the authority of an intelligent local Irish speaker for this Irish form, and he states that the name was pronounced in 1836 Aghillebrack. The physical features of the place correspond exactly with this interpretation. A Royal Commission Report on Co. Leitrim of 1821-1825 writes the name ‘Aghelbracke’. "
Nóta
1660c
Aghellebracke
BSD Leathanach: 47
1667
Aghelbracke
ASE Leathanach: 129
1833
Aughakilbrack alias Turmolagh
TAB Leathanach: 11, Nóta: (61:16/11) innéacs
1836
Aughagilbrack
BS:AL
1836
Auhakilbrack
Buck:AL
1836
Aghillebracke
DS Ref.:AL
1836
Aghillebrack
DS Map:AL
1836
Achadh Giolla breac
"So pronounce by the Irish at this day 1836."
OD:AL Nóta: scriosta
1836
Ach chaille/ aille breac
OD:AL
1836
Aughallabrack
Moran, F.:AL 
1836
Aghakilbrack
"…is the established anglicised name." [dúch]
OD:AL
1836
Achadh Aille Breac, 'field of the mottled precipice'
"Old Moran says that this name is 'Achadh Aille Breac', field of the mottled precipice, which agrees with the name given in the Down Survey." [Nóta OD]
OD:AL

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