townland
An Coimín
genitive: an Choimín
(Irish)
Commons
(English)

Glossary

English commonage, common land; little hollow, glen

Hierarchy

county

barony

civil parish

Centrepoint

54.0177, -7.8371latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
Ao, Ce, Cl, Co, Dn, BÁC, Fm, Ga, Ci, CD, CC, Lm, Lo, Lú, ME, Mí, RC, Sl, TÁ, TE, PL, IM, LG, CM
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: This is the name on the Ordnance list of townlands for the lands surrounding the Abbey, Church and Graveyeard of Fenagh. Of course the proper name should be Fenagh, Fiadhnach, a woody place, as it once was. "
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory : Cashel. On a shelf of rock outcrop in a low-lying position with a basin to S (71). Church. ‘Abbey (in Ruins), Church (in Ruins).’ On a local rise in an undulating landscape with rock outcrop. Traditionally, as recorded in the Book of Fenagh which was originally written in the 14th century, a church was established by St Callin in the 6th century after the saint transformed local druids into stones, and Aodh Finn, son of Feargna, granted his own cashel to Callin. The earliest reference to the termon is in 1125. The coarbs, generally from the O’Rodachain or Roddy family, are first mentioned in 1244, when the church was described as roofless; later coarbs are recorded from 1377 to 1532, while the last mention of a coarb is in 1590. The lands were transferred to the Protestant bishop of Ardagh in 1585, and the W end of the principal church was used for worship until the nearby C of I church was built c. 1800. The remains consist of…. (175-6) Court tomb. On a small hilloc
Nóta
1836
[Commons]
"…a small fort on the eastern [end]"
Desc. Rem.:AL
1836
Commons
CM:AL
1836
Commons
dúch dearg:AL
1836
Fenagh Common
Barbor, J.:AL
1836
Fenagh Commons
BS:AL
1836
Finagh
DS Ref.:AL

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