Schull

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Skull
Schull
Scoil Mhuire / an Scoil
Town
Skull Harbour - geograph.org.uk - 252062.jpg
Skull is located in Ireland
Skull
Skull
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°31′36″N 9°32′53″W / 51.5266°N 9.5481°W / 51.5266; -9.5481Coordinates: 51°31′36″N 9°32′53″W / 51.5266°N 9.5481°W / 51.5266; -9.5481
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Population (2002)
 • Urban 693
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference V924317
Website www.schull.ie
Skull is the official spelling.
Schull is located on west Cork's Atlantic coast.
For other uses, see Schull (disambiguation).

Schull or Skull[1] (/ˈskʌl/ SKUL; Irish: Scoil Mhuire or An Scoil)[1] is a town in County Cork, Ireland. The name derives from a medieval monastic school, of which no trace remains.

Located on the southwest coast, in West Cork, the village is situated in a scenic and remote location, dominated by Mount Gabriel (407 m). It has a sheltered harbour, used for recreational boating. The area, on the peninsula leading to Mizen Head, is popular with tourists, and there are numerous holiday homes along the adjoining coast. The village had a population of 693 in 2002.[2] The town's secondary school has a planetarium and a sailing school. Each year Schull harbour hosts the Fastnet International Schools Regatta.

Notable people[edit]

Transport[edit]

Schull once had its own railway station. The village was the western terminus of the Schull and Skibbereen Railway, a steam-operated narrow gauge railway; it was closed by CIÉ in 1947. Schull railway station opened on 6 September 1886, closed for passenger and goods traffic on 27 January 1947, and finally closed altogether on 1 June 1953.

Townlands[edit]

The townlands of Schull Parish include:[3]

  • Arderawinny, Ard Daire Fhine ('Height of the race of Daire'), 701 acres (2.84 km2)
  • Ardintenant, Ard an tSaighneáin ('Height of the flash of the beacon'), 120 acres (0.49 km2)
  • Ardmanagh, Ard Mananch ('High ground of the monks'), 776 acres (3.14 km2)
  • Ballyban East Baile Bán Thoir ('Eastern white place'), 847 acres (3.43 km2)
  • Ballybane West, Baile Bán Thiar ('Western white place'), 610 acres (2.5 km2)
  • Ballybrack, Baile Breac ('Spotted place'), 122 acres (0.49 km2)
  • Ballycumisk, Baile Cum Uisge ('Place of the black water'), 194 acres (0.79 km2)
  • Ballydehob, Béal Átha an Dá Chab ('Ford mouth of the two openings'), 191 acres (0.77 km2)
  • Ballyvonane, Baile Fionnáin ('Finnian's habitation'), 238 acres (0.96 km2)
  • Balteen, Bailtín ('Small holding'), 102 acres (0.41 km2)
  • Barnatonicane, Bearna an Tonacairn ('Gap of the slippery place'), 262 acres (1.06 km2)
  • Barryroe, Borraidhe Ruadha ('Red lumps or swelling in the land'), 684 acres (2.77 km2)
  • Bawnaknockane, Ban a' Chnocáin ('Pasture land of the hillock'), 300 acres (1.2 km2)
  • Beakeen, Beicín ('Little field or haggard'), 102 acres (0.41 km2)
  • Bawnshanaclogh, Ban na Sean-Chloiche ('Pasture land of the old stone building'), 195 acres (0.79 km2)
  • Caheraviranea, Cathair a' Bhiorainn ('Stone fort of the peak'), 137 acres (0.55 km2)
  • Caherlusky, Cathair Leasca ('Stone fort of the Duibh Leasc'), 154 acres (0.62 km2)
  • Caherolickane, Cathair ó Leicne ('Stone fort of brow of the hill'), 240 acres (0.97 km2)
  • Calf Island Middle, Meadhon Laogh ('Middle calf'), 123 acres (0.50 km2)
  • Calf Island West, an Laogh Thiar, ('West calf'), 62 acres (250,000 m2)
  • Cappaglass, Ceapach Ghlas ('Green pasture plot or cutaway wood'), 431 acres (1.74 km2)
  • Cappaghbeg, Ceapach Bheag ('Little plot of larger townland'), 476 acres (1.93 km2)
  • Cappaghmore, Ceapach Mhír ('Little tillage plot or denuded wood'), 380 acres (1.5 km2)
  • Cappaghnacallee, Ceapach na Caillaighe ('Hag's plot'), 228 acres (0.92 km2)
  • Carbery Island, Inis Cairbre, 23 acres (93,000 m2)
  • Castle Island, Meadhon Inis ('Middle island'), 123 acres (0.50 km2)
  • Cashelfean, Caiseal Liadhain ('Stone fort of Liadhan'), 1,002 acres (4.05 km2)
  • Castle Point, Point an Chaisleain ('Promontory of the castle'), 94 acres (380,000 m2)
  • Clashmore, Clais Mhór ('Great hollow or valley'), 230 acres (0.93 km2)
  • Cooradarrigan or Coorydorigan, Cuar a' Deargain ('Round hill of red land'), 286 acres (1.16 km2)
  • Colla, Caladh ('Pier of ferry'), 211 acres (0.85 km2)
  • Coolagh Beg, Cuailleach Beag ('Small marsh place or thicket'), 161 acres (0.65 km2)
  • Coolagh More, Cuailleach Mór ('Large marsh place or thicket'), 245 acres (0.99 km2)
  • Coolcaha, Cúl Catha ('Battle recess or hill back'), 258 acres (1.04 km2)
  • Coomfarna, Cum Fearna ('Mountain recess of the alder tree'), 284 acres (1.15 km2)
  • Cooragurteen, Cuar a' Ghoirtín ('Curve of the little field'), 292 acres (1.18 km2)
  • Coosane, Cuasán ('Little cavity or hollow'), 271 acres (1.10 km2)
  • Coosheen, Cuaisín ('Little creek or hollow'), 335 acres (1.36 km2)
  • Cove, Cuas ('Sea inlet'), 290 acres (1.2 km2)
  • Croagh, Cruach ('Hill or mound'), 172 acres (0.70 km2)
  • Cusovinna, Cos a 'Mhuine ('Bottom of the thicket'), 191 acres (0.77 km2)
  • Derreannaclogh, Doire na gCloch ('Stoney oakwood'), 277 acres (1.12 km2)
  • Deerreennalomane, Doirín na Loman ('Little oakwood'), 944 acres (3.82 km2)
  • Derreenard, Doirín Ard ('Little high wood'), 294 acres (1.19 km2)
  • Derrnatra, Doirín na Tragha ('Little oakwood of the strand'), 505 acres (2.04 km2)
  • Derrycarhoon, Doire na Ceathramhan ('Oakwood of the quarter'), 443 acres (1.79 km2)
  • Derryconnell, Doire Chonnail ('Connell's oakwood'), 537 acres (2.17 km2)
  • Derryfunshion, Doire Fuinnseann ('Ash grove'), 243 acres (0.98 km2)
  • Derrylahard, Doire leath-Ard ('Oakwood of the gentle slope'), 313 acres (1.27 km2)
  • Derryleary, Doire Uí Laoghaire ('Leary's fort'), 189 acres (0.76 km2)
  • Drinane, Draighneán ('Place of the blackthorn'), 154 acres (0.62 km2)
  • Dromkeal, Drom Caol ('Narrow ridge'), 170 acres (0.69 km2)
  • Drishane, Drisean, (Place of briars or brambles'), 329 acres (1.33 km2)
  • Dunbeacon, Dún Beacáin ('Beacáin's fort'), 1,469 acres (5.94 km2)
  • Dunmanus East, Dun Maghnuis Thoir ('Fortress of Manus'), 547 acres (2.21 km2)
  • Dunmanus West, Dun Maghnuis Thiar ('Fortress of Manus'), 574 acres (2.32 km2)
  • Foilnamuck, Fail na Muc ('Sty of the pig'), 381 acres (1.54 km2)
  • Furze Island, Inis Aitinn ('Island of the furse'), 17 acres (69,000 m2)
  • Garranes, Garrain ('Groves'), 115 acres (0.47 km2)
  • Glan, Glaun, Gleann ('Glen') 1052 acres
  • Glansallagh, Gleann Saileach ('Glen of the willow trees'), 138 acres (0.56 km2)
  • Goat Island Large, Oileán Clocharach ('Stoney island'), 29 acres (120,000 m2)
  • Goat Island Small, 10 acres (40,000 m2)
  • Gortnagrough, Gort na gCruach ('Field of the ricks or hillock'), 455 acres (1.84 km2)
  • Gortnamona, Gort na Mona ('Field of the turf'), 232 acres (0.94 km2)
  • Gortyowen, Gort Tighe Eoghain ('Field of Owen's house'), 259 acres (1.05 km2)
  • Gubbeen, Guibín ('Little projection of the sea into land'), 827 acres (3.35 km2)
  • Gunpoint, Gob an Ghunna ('Gun point'), 141 acres (0.57 km2)
  • Gurteenakilla, Goirtín na Coille ('Little field of the wood'), 520 acres (2.1 km2)
  • Gurteenroe, Goirtín Ruadh ('Little red field'), 234 acres (0.95 km2)
  • Horse Island, Each Inis ('Horse island'), 156 acres (0.63 km2)
  • Kilbronoge, Cill Moronach ('St. Moronoch's church'), 645 acres (2.61 km2)
  • Kilcomane, Cill Damain ('Church of St. Daman'), 426 acres (1.72 km2)
  • Kilpatrick, Cill Phádraig ('St. Patrick's church'), 124 acres (0.50 km2)
  • Knock, Cnoc Con ('Hill of the hound'), 135 acres (0.55 km2)
  • Knockeens, Cnuicíní ('Place of the little hills'), 228 acres (0.92 km2)
  • Laharan, Leath-Fhearann ('Half townland'), 226 acres (0.91 km2)
  • Leamcon, Léim Con ('Hounds' leap'), 139 acres (0.56 km2)
  • Letter, Leitir ('Wet hillside|hillside of the fort'), 707 acres (2.86 km2)
  • Lisheenacreagh, Lisín na Creiche ('Little fort of the cattle spoil'), 657 acres (2.66 km2)
  • Lissacaha, Lios a' Chatha ('Fort of the battle'), 778 acres (3.15 km2)
  • Lissacaha North, 350 acres (1.4 km2)
  • Lissydonnell, Lios Uí Dhomhnaill ('O'Donnell's fort'), 225 acres (0.91 km2)
  • Long Island, Inis Fhada, ('Long island'), 353 acres (1.43 km2)
  • Lowertown, Luibh Ghortán ('Herb plot|Lavender garden'), 433 acres (1.75 km2)
  • Mauladinna, Meall a' Deanna ('Hillock of the view'), 319 acres (1.29 km2)
  • Meenvane, Mín Mheadhon ('Middle tract of pasture land or whitish field'), 154 acres (0.62 km2)
  • Mount Gabriel, Cnoc Fhosta ('Hill of the encampment'), 760 acres (3.1 km2)
  • Murrahin, Maigh Raithín ('Plain of the fern or bracken'), 137 acres (0.55 km2)
  • Raheenroe, Raithín Ruadh ('Littlered fort0, 21 acres (85,000 m2)
  • Rathcool, Réidh-Chuil ('Level or smooth hill back'), 400 acres (1.6 km2)
  • Rathooragh, Ráth Tuartha ('Fort of the cattle fieldsor Rath Teamhrach conspicuous hill'), 1,189 acres (4.81 km2)
  • Rathruane Beg, 302 acres (1.22 km2)
  • Rathruane More, Ráth an tSrutháin ('Fort of the rivulet'), 266 acres (1.08 km2)
  • Rossbrin, Ross Broin ('Bron's headland'), 280 acres (1.1 km2)
  • Scarteenakillin, Scairtín a' Chuilinn ('Little shrubbery of the holly'), 454 acres (1.84 km2)
  • Schull, Scoil ('School'), 656 acres (2.65 km2)
  • Scrahanyleary, Screathán Uí Laoghaire ('Stoney step of O'Leary'), 434 acres (1.76 km2)
  • Sgeagh, Sceach ('Whitethorn'), 481 acres (1.95 km2)
  • Shanavagh, Sean-Bhoth ('Old assembly hut'), 255 acres (1.03 km2)
  • Shantullig North, Seantullach ('Old mound'), 270 acres (1.1 km2)
  • Shantullig, 734 acres (2.97 km2)
  • Shonagree, Srón na Groighe ('Promontory of the cattle or steeds'), 496 acres (2.01 km2)
  • Sparragrada, Speara Greadtha ('Place of sharp rocks'), 263 acres (1.06 km2)
  • Stouke, Stuaic ('height of pinnacle0, 248 acres (1.00 km2)
  • Woodlands, Gort na Coille ('Field of the wood'), 266 acres (1.08 km2)

In literature[edit]

The book Silver River (2007)[4][5] by Daisy Goodwin includes a section on the efforts of her 3xgreat-grandfather, the Rector of Skull, to help the populace during the Great Famine.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ CSO.ie - Census 2006, Table 5
  3. ^ Mizen Journal no 11, 2003, ISSN 1649-203X
  4. ^ Silver River, Fourth Estate, 2007
  5. ^ "Review: 'Silver River' by Daisy Goodwin", The Guardian, 17 November 2007

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