townland
An Chonbháil Theas
genitive: na Conbhála Theas
(Irish)
Conwal South
(English)

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the (monastic) foundation
    Foirm de congbháil. Tá fobhaile agus reilig den ainm céanna 7km slí siar uaidh seo .i. An Chonbháil.

  • English

    the (monastic) foundation
    Another form of congbháil. There is a graveyard of the same name 7km west of here, namely An Chonbháil/Conwal.

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54.3942, -8.22387latitude, longitude
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Historical references

ˌkɑnwəlˈsəuθ
Áit.
Nóta
Nóta
Cf. DG
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Congbháil = An establishment, a residence. Congbháil, according to Dineen, signifies a holding, habitation; an establishment, especially an ecclesiastical establishment (Compare Book of Fenagh, page 120 New Edition). And very likely this latter meaning is the one to be understood here. There is a legend, which says that this was erected here in one night. The story goest that St. Patrick visited this place, and when the inhabitants heard of his coming, they erected this dwelling for him. There is a St. Patrick’s well in the place – a fact which would seem to add credence to the story, and there is an old graveyard with some tombstones, on which are carved the Arms of some of the Breifney Chiefs. For the name, compare Conwal Parish in Co. Donegal and several núadh-congbhail, and Four Masters, AD 913. The place lies on the mountains about two miles south of Lough Melvin, and along the Glenaniff river. "
Nóta
1600idí
Tempall na Congbála
Top. Frag. Leathanach: 66
1817
Conwel
Larkin
1835?
Conwell (East, West, South)
TAB Leathanach: 1, 104 (59:16/1ii)
1835?
Conwell (East&West)
TAB Leathanach: 56 (59:16/1ii)
1835?
Conwell (South)
TAB Leathanach: 58 (59:16/1ii)
1836
Conwell South
Rec. Name:AL
1836
O'Conabhan, 'Conwell South'
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Conwell
CM:AL
1836
Conwel South
Buck, H.:AL
1836
A chonmhalainn, a chongbhalainn
"Con'bal (pron), Congbhal, 'a fastness'."
pl:AL
1836
"Congbhail 'a seat, or habitation'"
"Like the Donegal parish." [Nóta OD]
OD:AL
1836
Conwal
OD:AL
1836
[Conwal]
"A well in Dromons at Conwell called 'Tobar Patraic'."
dúch:AL

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