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, and there is currently a proposal to develop a marina. 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, and 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 which 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[4][5] by Daisy Goodwin includes a section on the efforts of her great-great-great-grandfather, the Rector of Skull, to help the populace during the Great Famine.

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