civil parishtownland
Teampall na Móna
genitive: Theampall na Móna
non-validated name
(Irish)
Moorechurch
(English)

Glossary

móin, mónaidh
English bogland
English church

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    Is aistriúchán í an fhoirm Ghaeilge
    Rinne an scoláire Paul Walsh cur síos ar an logainm seo (Leaves of History, lch.70): ‘The designation is not derived from Edward Moore of Mellifont, or his descendants, in whose possession the temporalities of the church were after the year 1579. It is centuries older than the advent of these Moores to Ireland… The earliest reference to the parish known is that found in the Papal Taxation of 1302: ‘church de Mora…’ The form of this entry shows that Mora is a local, not a personal name. Again we have ‘Robert Saresfeld of Mora’ at date 1357 in the Gormanstown Register … The name appears as a local designation also in Scotland, and in England, as in the following: ‘canonry and prebend of Mora, in the church of London, value 12 marks’… The word is an early form of the English word moor Latinised.’

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53.6587, -6.28224latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1836
Moorechurch
GJ Rates (Old Copy):AL Leathanach: Mí076,9
1836
Moorechurch
HCSV:AL Leathanach: Mí076,9
1836
Moorechurch
BS:AL Leathanach: Mí076,9
1836
Moorchurch
Co. Map 1812:AL Leathanach: Mí076,9
1836
Moorchurch
Quit Rents (Copy):AL Leathanach: Mí076,9
1836
Morchurche
Inq. Eliz. I (Archdall):AL Leathanach: Mí076,9
1836
Morchurche
[King]
Archdall:AL Leathanach: Mí076,9
1836
Moor-church in England
OD:AL Leathanach: Mí076,9
1836
Moorechurch
OD:AL Leathanach: Mí076,9
1836
Moorechurch
DS:AL Leathanach: Mí076,9
1836
Moorechurch
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: Mí076,9

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