Place Names

I do not propose to make this a definitive list of all place names in the area, simply an index with notes to those which occur in the papers and documents on site. For other listings of Townlands and other social divisions I suggest a Google search.

Note also that the following pages on this site have much information on old place names:

Irish place names are horribly confusing: in the first place, many of them are very similar. Then - they have evolved over the years. Add to that the fact that there were, in the early days, no written names, they were all verbal. When they were written down, the scribe would write then as he heard them - but they were pronounced in a thick Irish brogue! All of this gives scope for much confusion.

Another feature of the area is that certain names occur in many different places, so the townland of Tamlaght is nowhere near the town of Tamlaght and has nothing to do with the parish of Tamlaght O'Crilly. All very confusing, but hopefully this page will help others!

Many of the old townland names have been lost. Sometimes a village now exists within the old townland area and these villages often do not nowadays retain the original name but are named after a farm or other feature. Where this occurs, the modern name is radically different from the old name. Of course, often the modern name is derived from the townland name and the two columns will be identical. But sometimes (usually?) there are various spellings, so there will be several lines with the same modern name. Sometimes Townland names have been completely lost.

This list is going to grow as I and others work on it: it's therefore always in a state of growth. It's easy to add place names to this list but not so easy to track down exactly where they were or what the modern name is, so if you have bits to add, or corrections to make, please contact me as I would welcome assistance.

Key to comments

NOMM
Many of these old townland names have been lost as the population moved from the land and towns grew in size, so many of the places mentioned are not shown on modern maps.
TLD
Originally the population lived 'on the land', rather than in villages, and the country was divided into areas of land called 'Townlands' - each of which had its own name. These are the names of Townlands. Townlands do not exist today, if you believe the modern maps. However locally their use is still common. But as they were in general, agricultural areas, many of them are nowadays totally unpopulated, so the use of these names has atrophied.
IM1613
This is the name as shown on a map of the Ironmonger's estate dated 1613.
Parish
Where comments show 'Parish' the modern name shows the church's whereabouts, and the map ref is that of the church. These entries are emboldened.

NameModern nameMR 63,360MR 50,000Comments
AghadoweyAghadowey C 859 210Parish
ArginaghErganaghC 911 138C 906 138 
BallinameneBallynameenC 843 152(C842 153) 
BallintempleBallintempleC 810 149(C 811 146) 
BalluryBelluryC 868 150C 869 150 
BallyaganLower BallyaganC 957 167C 857 170 
 Upper BallyaganC 960 159C 857 160 
 BallaghaneaC 913 156(C 913 156) 
BallydollaghanBallydullaghanC 847 113C 847 113 
Ballymaconnally    
BallymenaghBallymenaghC 855 128C 855 130 
Ballynameen    
Ballynealane    
BannfieldBannfieldC 929 141(C 926 141) 
Bannville   Could be Bannfield
BelluryBelluryC 868 150C 869 150 
BovaghBovagh Wod C886 188 
Bovevah  Parish in two parts, small part is West of Errigal
BovidyBovedyC 890 121C 891 120Was once the 'parish' centre
Brone    
Burnquarter   Near Ballymoney
CahCarhill, Scotch Cah, Irish Cah (C 835 194)IM1613 nomm
CahenyCaheny C 890 180TLD
CarbalintoberCarbalintober C 84 12 
Carnaboy 
CarnandyCarnany C 976 261in Dunaghy, East of Ballymoney
CarnroeCarnroe (C 908 180)Carranroe Burn is shown
CarnrooCarnroe (C 908 180)Carranroe Burn is shown
Carr  C 84 12IM1613
Carraghglass    
Carranroe or CarnroeCarnroe (C 908 180)TLD, very important in Torrens genealogy
Catherwoodstown    
ChurchtownChurchtown C 810 150 
Church Tamlaght    
ChurchtownTamlaght (C 913 060) 
ClaraghClaraghC 925 135C 917 134 
Clara Letrim    
Coldrum Drena    
ColeramerGettistown   
ColleymanCulnamen(C 895 164)C 895 163 
CoolhillCoolhill C899 179TLD
CoolimanCulnamen(C 895 164)C 895 163 
CraigallCraigallC 897 147  
CraighloreCraigmoreC 847 015  
Crockets HillCrockett's Town C 905 050 
CrosslintCrosslandC 862 104C 861 104 
CulbaneCuilbane C 826 134IM1613
CulleyramerGettistown (C 884 172) 
CullyramerGettistown (C 884 172) 
Culmore    
CulnamanCulnamen(C 895 164)C 895 163 
D:CannonDrumnacanonC 905 055C 906 056 
DestertoghillMoyletra Kill C 867 132Parish
DollaghyDullaghy C 877 130 
DromaineDrummeenC 902 166C 904 170 
DromardDrumard C 910 070 
DromlaneDrumlane C 921 066 
DromsaraDrumsaraghC 897 134C 897 133 
DrumackDrummuckC 897 018  
DrumardDrumardC 910 070C 910 070 
Drumbane  C 125 110 
DrumbolgDrumbolg Hill C 915 057 
DrumeinDrummeenC 902 166C 902 170 
Drumagardner    
DrumgardenerDrumagarnerC907 113C 907 114 
DrumnagardnerDrumagarnerC907 113C 907 114 
D:GardnerDrumagarnerC907 113C 907 114Rev Hugh Rodgers often shortened names thus.
DrumgavaghDrumgarvaghC912 086(C 905 087) 
DrumlaneDrumlane C 921 066 
DrumleanDrumlane C 921 066 
DrummainDrumane C917 122 
DrummeenDrumane C917 122 
DrumnacanonDrumnacanonC 905 055C 906 056 
DrumordDrumardC 910 070C 910 070 
DrumreaghDrumreagh C 923 229Presbyterian Church
DrumsaraDrumsaraghC 897 134C 897 133 
DrumsaraghDrumsaraghC 897 134C 898 133 
DrumulishDrumoolishC 923 048C 923 047 
DumlainDrumlane C 922 066 
DunblaneDrumlane C 922 066 
DungleadyDungladyC 897 046C 896 039 
EdinbannEdenbaneC 873 142C 878 142 
ErganaghErganaghC 911 138C 906 138 
ErginahErganaghC 911 138C 906 138 
ErrigalGarvagh C 844 157Parish west of Destertoghill
FallahogyFallahogyC 937 074(C 937 073) 
FallihogeeFallahogyC 937 074(C 937 073)Close to 'The Parks'.
FaraintimmelFarrantemple   
FarrantempleFarrantemple   
ffalla CogeyFallahogyC 937 074(C 937 073) 
FinvoyFinvoy C 957 192Village
Garvagh Street    
Garvagh    
GlasshillLisgranaghan C 895 077 
Glebe    
Glenkeen    
Gorta CottageGorteade (C 880 058) 
GortacloghanGortaclogganC 842 128 IM1613
Gortin CoolhillGortin CoolhillC 903 173(C 903 176) 
GorteadeGorteadeC 879 056(C 880 058) 
Gorticlogan   IM1613
GortinGortin Upper C 871 187Also Gortin House
Gortin Mayoughill   The Gortin end of Mayoughill.
GortnakraneGortmacrane C 905 117Lower Gortmacrane is shown
Gortnamaigh    
GortnamoyaghGotnamoyaghC 780 160C 780 160Gotnamoyagh Forest etc
GortonculhillGortin Coolhill C 903 176 
Hervey HillHervey Hill (C 900 845) 
InishrushInishrushC 947 036C 945 035 
InshaleenInshallen C 853 176IM1613
KarrireaghCarowreagh (C 850 162) 
Keurn    
KillelaghNo town! C 838 019Parish. No Towns in parish!
Killeykergan    
Killeyvally    
Killyfaddy    
KillygulibKillygullib C 895 089a Glebe townland. Appears on modern maps as Turner's Town.
Killygull    
Killygullen    
KillygullibKillygullibC895 089C 895 089 
Killygullib GlebeKillygullibC895 089C 895 089 
Killymorris    
KillymuckKillymuckC893 063C 894 064 
KilnacreeveKilnacreeve C 905 061 
KilnacrieveKilnacreeve C 905 061 
KilreaKilrea C 927 123Parish
Kirkinriola   Antrim
Krieve    
Lanvore    
LaraghLaraghC 843 099  
Leah Leava    
Lisaghein    
LisaghrannLisgranaghanC 895 077C 888 079 
Lisboy    
LiscallLiscall C 813 166 
LisleaLisleaC 950 080C IM1613
LisleahLisleaC 950 080  
LismoyleLisoyleC 880 095C 867 095 
LisnagrotLisnagroatC 930 090C 930 090 
LisnagrottLisnagroatC 930 090C 930 090 
Loughgoave   Ballymoney
Machilmore    
MacosquinMacosquin C 826 287Parish
MagnayMoyagonay   
MayannaherMovanagher C 918 157 
MayoughillMayohill C 878 175TLD and vilage
Mettican    
Money CareyMoneycarrie HouseC 868 185  
MoneycarrieMoneycarrie Bridge C867 195IM1613
MoneydiggMoneydig C 886 165 
MoneygranMoneygranC 946 109C 946 109 
Moneymore    
MoneysalleyMoneysallinC 915 093  
MonygranMoneygranC 110 945  
MovanagherMovanagherC 920 159C 918 157 
Movenis    
MoyagneyMoyagoneyC 932 068C 931 068 
Movanaghy    
MoynockMoyknockC 950 090C 950 091 
MuletraghMoyletra C 865 132see Moyletra
MullaghinchMullaghinch C 885 203TLD IM1613
MullanMullanC 910 148C 909 153 
Mullin, theMullanC 910 148C 909 153 
MyoghilMayoghill C 878 175 
NacarraghNacarragh C 897 162Part of TLD of Culnamen
Nergena   See Nergena
PortnaPortna House C 948 114 
PortglenonePortglenone C 980 038 
RasharkinRasharkin C 973 137Parish in Antrim
RaystonReastownC 916 124C 916 124 
ReastownReastownC 916 124C 916 124 
TamlaghtTamlaght C 911 062Parish of Tamlaght O'Crilly
Tamlaght O'CrillyTamlaght C 911 062Parish of Tamlaght O'Crilly
TamlaghtTamlaght (C 910 168)TLD around The Four Bushes
Tammey More   IM1613
Tamnamore   IM1613
Tarcherin   IM1613
Tawlett    
Teaneagh    
The Four BushesThe Four Bushes C 910 168 
The Grove    
TimmaconyTimaconwayC 884 073  
TimnaconwayTimaconwayC 884 073  
TirgavelTirgarvilC 873 038C 873 040 
TirnageerahTernageeraghC894 034C 893 034Tirnageeragh is a common spelling. Gaelic for 'Land of Hares'.
Toghill    
TranaltinaughTrienaltenagh C 882 136 
Turcheran    
TyaneeTyaneeC957 048(C 956 060) 
UpperlandsUpperlands C 873 044 
VowVow C 917 176Graveyard. Site of Ferry across Bann
Vow FerryVow Ferry C 916 168Across the Bann
WhitehillWhite Hill C 896 051 
WoodtownWoodtown C 873 138 

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