townland
Mullach na Maoile
genitive: Mhullach na Maoile
(Irish)
Mullaghnameely
(English)

Glossary

English bare, flat-topped; derelict; bare, flat-topped hillock
mullach, mullaigh
English hilltop

Hierarchy

county

barony

civil parish

Centrepoint

54.0276, -7.83536latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Mullach-na-Maoile = Hill of the hornless cow. Maol, bald or bare, a bald or hatless man; a hornless cow or goat. Maol, like giolla, was formerly prefixed to the names of saints to form the names of men – Maol-Colaim, Maol-Eoin, Maol-Chiaráin, meaning the servant or devotee of Columba, John, Kieran. When it was prefixed to an adjective, it had the meaning of chief, maol-dubh, the black chief. ... In this townland there is a holy well called Tober-Eimhearáin, the well of St. Everan. Some think that this is the saint whom St. Patrick left in charge of the district of Magh-Sleacht. There is another well of this name in the Parish of Drumreilly (O’Donovan, Letters). "
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory: Holy well. ‘St Everan’s Well.’ In pasture on the floor of a N-S valley. Known locally as St Caillin’s Well and situated c.650m N of Fenagh church (191). "
Nóta
1836
[Mullaghnameely]
"…contains 'Tubber Ererawn well' and an old fort…"
Desc. Rem.:AL
1836
Mullach na maoile
pl:AL
1836
Mullach na maoile
'hill top of the hornless cow'
OD:AL
1836
Mullach-na-mula
'the top of the hill'
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Mullaghamoil
CM:AL
1836
Mullaghnamanny
HCons PR:AL 
1836
Mullaghnameela
BS:AL
1836
Mullaghnameely
"Pronounced 'mweely'."
OD:AL

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