townland
Achadh Bhuachaill
genitive: Achadh Bhuachaill
(Irish)
Aghavoghil
(English)

Glossary

achadh, -ach
English field

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54.4154, -8.22466 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Achadh-Bhuachaill – Achadh-a’Bhuachalla = Field of the boy – one standing for a number. Buachaill meant, originally, a cow-boy, derived in Cormac’s glossary from bó a cow and ‘cail’ ‘keeping’ – one who cares or keeps cows, but the word is now used to denote any boy. This name, probably, recalls the place, where boys gathered together for sports or amusement. Lough Melvin forms the northern boundary of Aghavoghill. The southern part of the townland is a rough, bleak mountain. "
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory: Enclosure. In a low-lying position in an undulating landscape (137). "
Nóta
1655
Aghowoshill
DS
1659
Aghavoghell
Cen. Leathanach: 568
1660c
Aghawoghill
BSD Leathanach: 38
1667
Aghavoghill alias Aghowochill
ASE Leathanach: 142:11
1685
Aghowashall
Hib. Del.
1817
Aughavohel
Larkin
1836
Aghavohil
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Aughabhohail
'the boys horse'
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Aughavohill
HCER 1820:AL
1836
Aughavochill
White, S.:AL
1836
Aughavohel
CM:AL
1836
Auhavohel
Dickson, J.:AL
1836
Acha bhuachaill
pl:AL
1836
Acha bhu//achaill
'field of the boy'
OD:AL
1836
Aghavoghil
"See Boghilbreag[.]" [Nóta OD]
OD:AL

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