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Maigh Cuilinn
Handcraft shop
Handcraft shop
Maigh Cuilinn is located in Ireland
Maigh Cuilinn
Maigh Cuilinn
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°20′21″N 9°10′50″W / 53.3391°N 9.18042°W / 53.3391; -9.18042Coordinates: 53°20′21″N 9°10′50″W / 53.3391°N 9.18042°W / 53.3391; -9.18042
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Galway
Elevation 86 m (282 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Urban 1,559
Irish Grid Reference M198329
As this is a Gaeltacht village, the Irish Maigh Cuilinn is the only official name. The anglicized spelling Moycullen has no official standing.

Moycullen (Irish language Maigh Cuilinn) is a Gaeltacht[1] village in County Galway, Ireland, about 10 km (7 mi) northwest of Galway city. It is near Lough Corrib, on the N59 road to Oughterard and Clifden, in Connemara.

Moycullen is now a satellite town of Galway with most residents commuting to the city for work, school, and business.

It is home to two senior GAA clubs, a handball club and a basketball club.

Townlands of Moycullen[edit]

Most townlands are anglizations of the original Irish-language names.

  • Ballyhaunis
  • Ballynahallia (from Baile na hAille)
  • Caoch
  • Cloonabinna (from Cluain na Binne)
  • Clooniffe
  • Clydagh (from Claídeach)
  • Coolaghy
  • Corcullen (from Corr Chuilinn), the majority of the townland sits in the Rahoon Parish
  • Drimcong (from Droim Chonga)
  • Finisglin (from Fionasclainn)
  • Gortachalla (from Gort an Chalaidh)
  • Home Farm
  • Killagoola (from Cill Ogúla)
  • Kilrainey (from Cill Ráine)
  • Knockaunranny (from Cnocán Raithní)
  • Knockerasser (from Cnoc ar Easair)
  • Kylebroughlan (from Coill Bhruachláin)
  • Leagaun (from Liagán)
  • Lissagurraun (from Lios an Gharráin)
  • Loughwell (from Leamhchoill)
  • Newtown (from An Bhaile Nua)
  • Oldtown (from An Seán Bhaile)
  • Poll na gCloch
  • Rineen (from An Rinnín)
  • Shanafeshteen
  • Slieveaneena (from Sliabh an Aonaigh)
  • Tooreeny (from Na Tuairíní)
  • Tullokyne (from Tulaigh Mhic Aodháin)
  • Uggool (from Ogúil)


  • Moycullen railway station opened on 1 January 1895 and shut on 29 April 1935.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ "Moycullen station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 

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