townland
Maigh gCuilinn
genitive: Mhaigh gCuilinn
validated name
(Irish)
Cooksborough
(English)

Glossary

English holly
maigh, magh
English plain

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    plain of holly trees
    An focal maigh a bheith neodrach sa tSean-Ghaeilge is cúis leis an urú calctha

  • English

    plain of holly trees
    The eclipsis of the second element (gC-) is due to the preceding word maigh being of neuter gender in Old Irish

Centrepoint

53.5381, -7.2358 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1612
town or hamlet of Moygullen
CPR Leathanach: 252a
1628
Moygullen
Jac Barnewall
Inq. Leathanach: 25 (CI)
1632
Moigullin
Jac Tuite
Inq. Leathanach: 75 (CI)
1633
Moygullen
Theobald Tuite
Archdall Inq.:AL Leathanach: 86 (CI)
1636
Moggullen
(Joh' Darcy)
Inq. Leathanach: 146 (CI)
1660c
Moygullin
BSD Leathanach: 41
1667
Moygullin
ASE Leathanach: 118
1685c
Moygullin
Hib. Del.
1691
Mygullen (Rob. Cooke)
Robert [Cooke], Mygullen, co. Westmeath, esq. <br> Lch.102.
Prerogative Wills
1729
land of Cooksborough known by the name Maystown
Cook - Murphy
CGn. Leathanach: 385.535.255997
1733
Cooksborough (John Cooke)
CGn. Leathanach: 74.400.51786
1787
Cooksborough
Cook - Edgeworth
CGn. Leathanach: 507.457.329170
1787
Cookborough
Cook - Fagan
CGn. Leathanach: 379.516.255399
1787
Cooksborough (Rob. Cooke)
Robert [Cooke], Cooksborough, co. Westmeath, esq.<br> Lch.102.
Prerogative Wills
1802
Cooksborough
Wilton - Ryan
CGn. Leathanach: 541.408.357750
1836
Cookesborough
BS:AL
1836
Cookesborough
Larkin Map:AL
1836
Cookesboro
Collect de Rebus Hibernicis:AL
1836
Cooksborough
Richard Reynall ESQ: AL
1836
Maigh g-cuilinn
"plain of the holly"
dúch:AL
1836
Cooksborough
"anciently"
OD:AL
1836
[Cooksborough]
Cookesborough House stands close by the centre on the south, and about 30 acres of bog along the Eastern Boundry.
Desc. Rem.:AL
1836
Muigh gcuillinn
pl:AL

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