Carrigallen Co.Leitrim Ireland


Achadh Mhór, Aughavore
Great Field. The northern Section is known as Corboy.

Ath A Mhuillin, Aghawillan
Ford of the Mill. The soil is generally good being of a strong red quality.

Achadh Liag, Aghaleague
Field of the Stones or the Field of the Precious Stones.

Achadh, Aghavilla
Field of the Old Tree. Principally under cultivation with several patches of wood.

Achadhsasair, Aughasancer
Field of the tradesmen near the northern boundary of Mullyaster.
A name given to a few straggling houses, which offer nothing worthy of remark.

Bréadagh, Breadagh
Breach or Gap. Includes Carrigallen church and part of the village.

Beitheach Beag, Beaghbeg
Small Birch Land. Beagh Fort is situated North of the Centre.

Beitheach Mór, Beaghmore
Great Birch Land. Forms the boundary with Co Longford.
The Southern Division know as Derranafinga and Mullinahoyer.

Baile Na Móna, Ballinamony
The Town of the Bog. Situated about three miles from Carrigallen town –
forms the boundary with Kildallen.

Bel Atha Gad, Ballygad Bridge
Mouth of the ford between the townlands of Cornaugh and Drumbreanlis.

Ceallachaigh, Calloughs
Church Lands.

Coilleadh, Cullies
Woodland. A small but well cultivated townland,
contains some good farm houses and some small woods.

Cluain Comhraic, Clooncorick
Meadow Land of the Combat O’Donovan relates that a King is buried in a grave
near Clooncorick House as a result of a combat at Mullandaree in the sametownland.

Cloch Loch, Cloughlough
Stony Lake. A Danish fort south west of the centre.
In the northern division, wood, orchards & ornamental ground.

Cor An Achaidh, Cornaghy
Round Hill of the Field. A chapel stands in the northern extremity.

Corthanagh, Corneagh
Rugged Land. The soil in general is good, consisting of a strong red clay.

Cor na Feirste, Cornafest
Hill of the Ferry, It does not present any peculiar feature worthy of remark.

Carraig A tSiadain, Carrickateen
Rock of the Foxglove. There are two Danish forts in it.

Cluain Buidheachair, Cloonbuyher
Meadow Land of the Yellow Water. This townland is nearly all under cultivation.

Cluain Cuis, Clooncouse
Meadow Land of the Caves or Hollows.
There is a good orchard on the NW boundary.

Cor a Car, Coricar
Round Hill of the Cars (Side Cars).
The farm houses are neat and clean, the soil is good for tillage and pasture.

Curracha Búidhe, Curraghaboy
Yellow Moors, Nearly all under cultivation.

Cor Chrionagh, Curacreeny
Round Hill of the Withered Grass or Shrubs.
All under wood and cultivation, the soil good for tillage.

Cuileann, Cullen & Brown Hill
Nothing known of origin or meaning except Cuileann means Holly.
The soil is good for tillage.

Cor Glas, Corglass
Green Round Hill.
The soil good for tillage, the farm houses are neat and clean and form a fine appearance.

Church Island
In Garadice Lough Belongs to Lord Leitrim, the old walls in the island are the
ruins of an old house of worship built by Tiegherneach O’Rourke in the year 547.
There is a burying place which in entirely reserved for the interment of the O’Rourkes.

Cherry Island
Belongs to Lord Leitrim. It has the ruins of an old fortification.
It was frequented by the United Irishmen in 1798 as a place of refuge from the English Army.

Crane Island
The island is said to be linked to the mainland by a subterranean passage.
It was used by the United Irishmen.

Charles’ Hole
On the northern boundary of the townland of Derryniggin.
Deep hole in the river where a man named Charles fished.

Croc An Béite, Crockabeagh
Birch Hill. Entirely under cultivation (near the eastern boundary in the townland of Aughamore.

Cor Buide, Coraboy
Yellow Round Hill. Near the northern boundary of the townland of Aughamore
(known only in the neighbourhood by that name).

Crichard, Creighard
High Boundary. On the eastern boundary of the townland of Cloonbuher.

Drium Uinsean, Druminchin
Ridge of the Ash Trees. The glebe house is situated near the northern boundary.

Druim Breun Lios, Drumbreanleas
Stinking Ridge of the Fort.
A considerable number of farmhouses and a Danish fort.
Nearly all under cultivation.

Drumm Dearg Ghlin, Drumderglin
Ridge of the Red Glen.
There is a Danish fort…almost all under cultivation.

Druim Caolmhaic, Drumkeelwick
Kelwick’s Ridge. A small townland.
The soil in general is good producing abundance of oats and potatoes.

Doire Leathain, Derrylahan
Broad Oak Wood. A small townland entirely under cultivation.

Doire nUigin, Derryniggan
Oakwood of the Higgins. Principally under cultivation.
There is a Danish fort near the north end.

Druminshingore, from Major Gore – Druminchin – Gore
There is a small lough on the northern boundary.
Nearly all under cultivation, with some good farm houses.

Druim Sean Gahar, Drumshangore.
Old Ridge of the Goats.
Principally under cultivation with very good soil for tillage.

Druim Mucar, Drummucker
Ridge of the Swine Head.
The soil is good for tillage…two small pieces of bog.

Druim Chaleridhe, Drumhaldry
Ridge of the Caldry (sept).
Nearly all under cultivation with a few pieces of boggy land,
from which the inhabitants collect their fuel.
The Caldry were the descendants of Lewy Cal, grand uncle of Maccon,
King of Ireland in the third century.

Druim Liomhain, Drumleevan
Ridge of the Elm. There is a good farm house with ornamental ground on it,
and cross roads immediately to the south of it, where a fair is held.

Druim Uilre, Drumeela
Ridge of the Warriors or Soldiers. There is a Danish fort and a chapel.
May have been a drilling place.

Druim Bric, Drumbrick
Ridge of the Speckled Trout.
A portion is under brush wood and bog, the remainder well cultivated,
the farm houses are in general very comfortable.

Druim Canáin, Drumcannon
Cannon’s Ridge. There is a good corn mill.
A great portion is under bog, the remainder cultivated.

Druim Air Crois, Drumercross
Ridge of the Cross.
All under cultivation, soil is good for pasture and tillage.

Druim Ar Gabhail, Drumergoole
Ridge of the Fork.
Principally under wood, marsh and ornamental gardens belonging to John Godley Esq.

Drum Saileach, Drumslagh
Ridge of the Willows. This townland is all under wood, ornamental ground and pasture.
Drumsillagh House is the residence of Mr O’Brian.

Druim An Iubhair, Druminure
Ridge of the Yew. Nearly all under cultivation…the soil good for tillage near the centre.

Doire Na Cathrach, Deranacaher
Oakwood of the Stone Fort. Situated in the northern part of Aughaleague.

Doire Na Fine, Derranafunga
Oakwood of the White Cow.
Part of the townland of Beaghamore (extreme south) called the Fair Extreme.

In the townland of Aughaleague-formerly a deer-park belonging to the Gore family.

Eanach, Annagh
A Moor or Marsh.
A small townland entirely under cultivation with a few good farm houses near centre.

Aireamh, Errew
Arable land. Red earth, all under cultivation.
A burying ground on the west side of a by-road.

Fort Hill
Near the north western boundary of the townland of Killydrum.

Guala Dubh, Gullydoo
Black Hills (Shoulders). The shoulders are two hills on the north & south of the lake.
On a day that is not too bright, one can see how the name is descriptive.
Partially cultivated being composed of rough boggy land.

Seiseagh na nCapall, Sessinagh na Gaubhal
The Sixth Division of the Horses. In the Townland of Gullydoo,
this appears to be the original name for the townland.

Gort Air Móin, Gortermone
Field of the Bog. Partially cultivated, being composed of rough boggy land.

Gort Na bFeanog, Gortnavanogue
Raven field or Field of the Scald Crow. In the townland of Killahurk.
Gullydoo Ferguson. In the south of townland of Gullydoo.
There is a great collection of houses mainly inhabited by people of the name of Ferguson.

Gullydoo Donaghy
Near the centre of the townland mainly inhabited by people of the name of Donaghy.
Kirk or Lower Gullydoo. In the northern division of the townland,
a local name given to that part of the townland.

Goose Foot Hill
Near the eastern boundary of the townland of Aughaleague.

Caoilrin, Keelrin
Narrow Point. There is not a house in it. Principally under cultivation.

Ciabaigh, Kivey
Hairy Bushy. Nearly all under cultivation with a few small pieces of bog and some plantation.

Coill an Droma, Killydrum
Wood of the Ridge.
Nearly all under cultivation. Near the centre there is a Danish fort.

Coill Airtín, Killeerin
Wood of the Small Stones.
Principally under cultivation, there are a few good farm houses on it.

Coill an Ghairr, Killegar
Wood of the Turf Mould. Greatly composed of wood and ornamental ground.
It also includes the seat of John Godley Esq., Killegar village and Mr Godley’s church.

Coill Na Marbh, Killnemar
Wood of the Dead. A number of Highland Redshanks were cut off here.
A great portion is under plantation near the centre.
There is a Danish fort.

Coill Na mBreacan, Kilbracken
Wood of the Brackens. Here is where the Redshanks threw off their brackens.
Plantation, furze marsh and bog, the arable is well cultivated.
A Danish fort exists.

Coill Na Torc, Killahurk
Wood of the Hogs.
There is a good farm house and a large fort…partially cultivated.

Lag Na gCon, Legnagun
Hollow of the Hounds. Some good houses in the western part.
A considerable part of it is under cultivation.

Longfield, Elm Wood
The soil is good especially for tillage.
There is a Danish fort, a farmhouse with an orchard
and east of the centre a part is known as Brown Hill

Leat Chaoin, Laheen
Beautiful Half. There is a good corn mill near the northern boundary.
Nearly all under cultivation, a portion of bog on southern boundary.

Mullagh Na Darach, Mullinadarragh
Hill of the Oaks. All under cultivation, only a few small portions of bog, the soil good for tillage.

Mullagh Aistir, Mullyaster
Hill of the Journey. There are two Danish forts, two good limestone quarries.
It is nearly all cultivated.

Mullagh an dá Rí, Mullinadaree
Hill of the two kings. In the townland of Clooncorrick.
Two kings fought in this place.

Muillean Na Gross, Mullinagross
Hill of the Cross. In the northern end of Beaghmore.

Mullinabahy, Hill of the Kiln
In the townland of Beaghmore- a few scattered houses comprising a small hamlet.

Dú Charraig, Newtowngore
Black Rock. Nearly all under cultivation, there is some good limestone,
and the ruins of Moyagh Church near the village.

Sessnagh, A Sixth Part
A small townland well cultivated containing a few comfortable farm houses,
ornamented with wood, a small portion of furze and rocks.
There is a large Danish fort.

Sonagh, Sonnagh
A Mound. Contains some good farm houses.

Seiseagh Na nCapall, Sesinagh na Guabhal
The Sixth Division of the Horses.
In the townland of Gullydoo; this appears to be the original name for the townland.

Tullaigh, Tully (North)
A Hill. There are limestone quarries and one Danish fort in it.
Nearly all under cultivation. Part of the village of Newtowngore is in the Northern Part.

Tullaigh, Tully (South)
A Hill. Nearly all under cultivation.

Tuain-Monachain, Too Monaghans, Monaghan’s Mound
Part of the townland of Woodford Demesne.

Uinseanagh, Unshinagh
Ash Land. A great portion of it under plantation.

In the Northern part is a place called Toomonaghan, the seat of the Gore family
formally a genteel residence, but now in a ruinous state.

Townlands taken from O’Donovan & Pinkman
(spellings are of the period 1830’s)

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