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[4qd-bannvalley] Where is Killygullib?

> From: "Boyd Gray" <boydgray26@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: 2005/05/17 Tue AM 02:45:50 EST
> To: <4qd-bannvalley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [4qd-bannvalley] Where is Killygullib?
> Thanks for the info, Billy.  Perhaps you can explain why Killygullib, by the
> sounds of it, a substantial townland, is not marked on the modern Discoverer
> OS map.
> Oddly enough, the other townland which Alison metioned, Lislea, is where all
> my mother's folk, the Gordons hail from, and is a large well populated
> townland.  My grandfather's farm, pronounced The Maine, but spelled, The
> Meen, is actually marked on the map.

Hi there, Boyd --

We have one of those Lislea townland Gordons, too ... our 3XGr-grandmother was Mary Gordon, 
married to Adam Kilpatrick.  Unfortunately, this is just far enough back that the church records 
cannot tell me who Mary's parents or siblings were.  Still, she was of Lislea townland, so I guess that 
makes us related somehow or other.

Boyd, when I visited Kilrea parish in Autumn of 2003, I was told that there are (now) three branches of 
Gordons in Lislea townland ... one of which is known (but no one remembers why) as the "fighting 
Gordons":  have you heard this one before?  ;-)

As for "The Meen", I wonder what is the meaning of that placename ... any idea?

Hope this note finds you keeping well,