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Inis Bigil
genitive: Inis Bigil
validated name
(Irish)
Inishbiggle
(English)

Glossary

inis, inse
English island; river meadow

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county

barony

civil parish

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    Inis Bigil ‘the island of —’

  • English

    Inis Bigil ‘the island of —’

    The second element is obscure. Perhaps an unattested personal name *Bigeal.

Centrepoint

53.9917, -9.90528latitude, longitude
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Properties

GGaeltacht
POThere is or was once a post office here

Archival records

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Historical references

1776
Inishbegil I.
Mackenzie Leathanach: 42
1792
Inishegil
Beaufort Map
1811
Inishbegil
Arrowsmith
1830
Inish Begil
Bald
1834
Innisbiggle, Island of
TAB Leathanach: §2
1838
Innishbiggal
BS:AL Leathanach: G034,4,34
1838
Innisbegil
CM:AL Leathanach: G034,4,34
1838
Inishbegil
BM:AL Leathanach: G034,4,34
1838
Innisbeggle
TAB Leathanach: G034,4,34
1838
Innishbiggal
Maj. Bingham : AL Leathanach: G034,4,34
1838
Innishbiggle
O’Donnell, Sir R.:AL Leathanach: G034,4,34
1838
Inis Bigil, 'Beggil's island'
OD:AL Leathanach: G034,4,34
1838
Inis Bigil/ Biogail
pl:AL Leathanach: G034,4,34
1838
Inishbiggle
OD:AL Leathanach: G034,4,34

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