civil parishtownland
An Ghreallaigh
genitive: na Greallaí
non-validated name
(Irish)
Girley
(English)

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the swamp, bog
    Foirm chalctha den logthuiseal nó den tuiseal tabharthach de An Ghreallach. Tá foirm ghinideach an logainm caomhnaithe sa lámhscríbhinn Leabhar Cheanannais: erchennech Grellege, aircinnech Grellige [.i. airchinneach] (i gcairteacha a bhaineann leis an 11ú agus an 12ú haois, in eagar ag Mac Niocaill, Notitiæ as Leabhar Cheanannais, 1961); Girley, Grilly atá i gcáin phápach thosach an 14ú haois; ‘It is called by the Irish by the more correct name Greille’ Ainmleabhar, s.v. Girley (1836). Féach grellach ‘swamp, bog, mire’, A Dictionary of the Irish Language

Centrepoint

53.6634, -6.92627latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1598
Girle
(6057). Pardon to Laurence Plunkett, of Rathmore, co. Meath, gent. ; for assaults and robberies on Thadeus O'Moryle, of Moiasker, husbandman, Richard Bege, of Freyseliston, gent., Brien O'Gonoe, of Loghanra, and Thomas O'Cronam, of Kilskir, husbandman (the last with the aid of Caier rwo O'Reylle, of Girle, kern), all in county Meath. — Not dated [i.J. (Cal. P.R., p. 405, art. 97.)
F
1655-7
Girley
DS
1655-7
Girly
DS (P, TCD)
1660c
Girly
Nicholas Plunkett of Tatrath. 77
BSD
1666
Girly
22. Sir RICHARD INGOLDSBY knt. of the bath and Sir HENRY INGOLDSBY bart…Ciavaghtowne, Piercetowne, Corballis, Ballyboy, and Cookstowne, 913 a…Ballybegg, Fordstowne, and Curraghtowne, 711…Newtowne-Girlv, 426 a…part of Girly contiguous to Curraghtowne, 501 a…Valvenstowne, Corrstowne, Nugentstowne, and Little Arthgaine, 607 a…in Curraghtowne, 20 a…bar. Kells, co. Meath. ASE 60
ASE
1836
Greille
OC:AL Leathanach: Mí035,31
1836
a miry place
OD:AL Leathanach: Mí035,31
1836
Girley
OD:AL Leathanach: Mí035,31
1836
[Girley]
"…a Roman Catholic chapel also a fort."
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: Mí035,31
1836
Girley
BS:AL Leathanach: Mí035,31
1836
Girley - town
HCSV:AL Leathanach: Mí035,31
1836
Girley
Larkin (Mí):AL Leathanach: Mí035,31
1836
Girley
Agent (Dyas):AL Leathanach: Mí035,31
1836
Girley
TAB:AL Leathanach: Mí035,31
1836
Girley
HCER 1826:AL Leathanach: Mí035,31
1836
Girly
DS:AL Leathanach: Mí035,31
1836
Rector de Matry & Girley
Inq. J I:AL Leathanach: Mí035,31
1836
Girley
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: Mí035,31
1836
Gyrly
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: Mí035,31
1836
Girly
Inq. G. & M.:AL Leathanach: Mí035,31

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