List of townlands in County Londonderry

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In Ireland, counties are divided into civil parishes and these parishes are further divided into townlands. The following is a list of townlands sorted by parish in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland:[1]

Parishes[edit]

Aghadowey[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Aghadowey Achadh Dubhthaigh Duffy's field
Ardreagh Ard Riabhach grey height
Ballinrees Baile an Fhraoigh or Baile an Righ or Baile an Reisidhe homestead of the heather or king's town or town of the reciter
Ballybritain Baile Bhriotáin homestead of Britain
Ballycaghan Baile (Mhic) Eachaidh homestead of Caghan
Ballyclough Baile Clog or Cloch homestead of the bell or stone
Ballydevitt Baile (Mhic) Daibhéid homestead of Devitt
Ballygawley Baile Uí Dhálaigh Ó Dálaigh's homestead
Ballylintagh An Baile Linnteach homestead of pools
Ballymenagh Baile Meadhonach middle town
Ballynacally More Baile na Caillí Mór big homestead of the hags/nuns
Ballywillin Baile Muileann homestead of the mill
Bovagh
Caheny Caitheanaigh place of winnowing chaff
Carnrallagh Carn Ralach Cairn of the oak-tree
Carranroe Corran Rua red corner (or sickle shape)
Clagan Cloigeann the skull (a round hill)
Clarehill Clár Coill level wood
Clintagh Cluain Teach meadow-land house
Collins Coileain O'Collins
Coolhill Cúil Coill back-wood
Cornamuclagh Corr na Muclach round hill of the pig-styes
Craiglea Glebe Creag Uí Lí or Creag Liath rock of the Fir Lí or grey rock
Craigmore Creag Mór big crag
Crevolea Craobh Uí Lí or Craobh Liath (family) branch of the Fir Lí or grey branchy tree
Crosscanley Glebe Crois Cineál Lí or Crois Cinn Liath cross of the race of the Fir Lí or cross of the grey head
Crossmakeever Cros (Mhic) Íomhair McKeever's cross
Culdrum Cúil droim back of the ridge
Cullycapple Coilleach gCapall woodland of the horses
Cullyramer Coilleach Reamhar thick wood
Dernagross Doire na gCrois oakwood of the cross
Droghed Droichead bridge
Drumacrow Droim na Cruach ridge of the ricks
Drumeil Droim Mile or Droim Eillidhe ridge of soldiers or Elly's ridge
Drumsteeple Droim + Steeple (English) or Droim Stábla steeple ridge or ridge of the stable
Glenbuck Gleann Buic glen of the buck (stag)
Glencurb Clann Corb or Gleann Corb clan of Corb or glen of wickedness
Glenkeen Gleann Caoin pleasant glen
Gorran Garran shrubbery
Gortin Coolhill Goirtín Cúil Choil little tilled field, back-field
Gortin Mayoghill Goirtín Má Ghuala little tilled field, plain of the shoulder
Keely Chaolaigh slender rod/sticks
Killeague Coill Liag or Cill Éig wood of the stone or church of death
Killykergan Coill Uí Chiaragáin O'Kerrigan's wood
Kiltest Cill/Coill Teiste church/wood of the testimony (witness)
Knockaduff Cnoc na Dubh black hill
Landmore Lann Mór big church
Lisboy Lios Buí yellow fort
Lisnamuck Lios na Muc fort of the pigs
Managher Bheannchar or Manach ár hilly land or monk's tillage
Mayboy Maigh Buí yellow plain
Mayoghill Maigh Eochaill plain of the yew-wood
Meavemanougher Meabh Bheannchar Meave's hilly land
Meencraig Mín Creag smooth crag
Menagh Meánach middle land
Moneybrannon Muine Breannain Brennan's thicket/shrubbery
Moneycarrie Lower Móin na Caraidh bog of the weir
Mullaghinch Mullach Inis water-meadow/island summit
Mullan An Mullán little summit
Mullinabrone Mullach na Bron summit of the quern (stone-mill)
Risk Riasg marsh
Rusky Rúscaigh morass (a mire/marsh)
Scalty Scoilte rock split/cleft
Seygorry Suidhe Guaire seat of St. Guaire
Shanlongford Sean Longphort old fortified house
Tamlaght Tamhlacht plague burial place

Aghanloo[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Artikelly Ard Tighe (Uí) Cheallaigh height of (O')Kelly's house
Ballybrisell Baile Bhreasail Bresails homestead
Ballycarton Baile Ceartan or (Mhic) Cairthainn homestead of the forge or Mhic Cairthainn's homestead
Ballycastle Baile + castle Castle homestead
Ballyhanna Baile (Uí) hAnnaidh (O')Hanna's homestead
Ballyhenry East Baile (Mhic) Éinrí (O'Cahan sept variant) Henry's homstead
Ballymaglin Baile Mhic Fhloinn McFlynn's homestead
Ballymoney Baile Muine or Monaidh homestead of the thicket or bog
Carbullion Possibly Corr Cuilleann or Cuileann round hill of the steep unbroken slope or holly
Clooney Chluanaidh meadow
Cressy Crib Possibly Scotch-Gaelic Crosach Crib Holiday home crossing
Dirtagh Dair Teach oak wood house
Dowland Dow + Land Land of value
Drumaderry Droim na Daire ridge of the oak-grove
Drumalief Droim Amhlaoibh Auliffe's (Olaf's) ridge
Drumbane Droim Bán white ridge
Freehall (Moneyvennon) Muine Bheanain St. Benan's thicket
Glebe
Gortnamoney Gort na Móna field of the bog
Grange Park
Grannagh Ardnargle Granach + Ard na Aireagal gravely + high oratory/habitation/small church
Killybready Choillidh Brighde Brigid's wood
Largantea Leargain Tighe hill-slope house
Lisnagrib Lios na Grib fort of the quick
Magheraskeagh Machaire Sceach plain of thornes
Rathfad Ráth ?? fort ??
Shanvey Sean Bheith old birch tree
Stradreagh tSráid Riabhach grey/fallow single-street village
Tircorran Tir Corráin Curran's land
Tullyarmon Tulach hArmainn Harmon's hillock

Agivey[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Culcrow Cúl/Cúil Cruach corner/back of ricks
Glasgort Glas Gort green field
Landagivey Lann Áth Geimhe church of the ford of roaring water
Lissaghmore Lios Mór great fort
Mullaghmore Mullach Mór big summit
Mullaghmore Glebe Mullach Mór big summit
Ree Riabhac grey lands

Ardboe (County Londonderry portion)[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Annahavil Eanach Abhaill marsh of the orchard
Ballygonny More Baile gConaidh Mór homestead of fire-wood
Drummullan Droim Muilinn Mullan's ridge/ridge of the little summit
Moneyhaw Muine hDith brake of the ford

Artrea (County Londonderry portion)[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Aughrim Eachdhroim horse-ridge
Ballindrum Baile an Droim homestead of the ridge
Ballydawley (Crosspatrick) Baile (Uí) Dalaigh homestead of Daly
Ballyeglish Baile Eaglais church homestead
Ballygillen More Baile (Ui) Ghilin Mór big homestead of O'Gillen
Ballygruby Baile gRiabach or Baile Grúibe fallow homestead or Gruby's homestead
Ballygurk Baile (Mhic) Oirc homestead of McGurk
Ballymaguigan Baile Mhic Ghuigín MacGuigan's homestead
Ballymulderg More Baile (Uí) Maoildeirg Mór big homestead of O'Mulderg
Ballymulligan Baile Uí Mhaoileagáin O'Mulligan's homestead
Ballynagarve Baile na Gairbhe homestead of the rough land
Ballyneill More Baile Uí Néill Mór big homestead of O'Neill
Ballynenagh Baile an Aenach or Eanach homstead of the (cattle) fair or marsh
Ballynewy Baile Fhiodhbhaidhe' or Baile Nua homestead of wood or new town
Ballyriff Baile Ruibhe homestead of the rue/brimstone
Ballyrogully Baile Rua gCaille homestead of red wood
Ballyronan More Baile Uí Rónáin Mor Ronan's big homestead
Carraloan (Glebe) Ceathrú Luan quarter of the lambs
Creagh (Etre and Otre) Créach the coarse pasture
Derrygarve Doire Garbh rough oakwood
Doluskey Dubh Loisgthe black burnt land
Drumenagh Droim Aenach ridge of the (cattle) fair
Lisnamorrow Lios na Marbh fort of the dead
Maghadone Machaire Donn or Machaire Dún brown plain or plain of the fort
Mawillian Má Mhuilinn plain of the mill
Moneymore Muine Mór big thicket
Tralee Tráigh Lía grey strand

Ballinderry[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ardagh Árd Achadh high field
Ballinderry Baile an Doire homestead of the oakwood
Ballydonnell Baile (Ui) Dhomhnaill O'Donnell's homestead
Ballylifford Baile Leifear homestead by side of the water
Ballymultrea Baile (Uí) Maoltrea homestead of O'Multrea
Ballyronan Beg Baile (Uí) Rónáin Bheag Ronan's little homestead
Belagherty Baile Uí Fhachartaigh homestead of O'Faherty
Killymuck Coill na Muc wood of the pigs

Ballyaghran[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ballygallin
Ballygelagh East
Ballygelagh West
Ballyleese South
Ballysally
Bellemont North
Broad Isle
Cappagh More
Carnalbanagh
Carnanee
Craigtown Beg
Crossreagh East
Crossreagh West
Dooey Beg
Drumslade
Dundooan
Galvally
Garborgle
Garrylaban
Glebe
Island-Tasserty
Island-Vardin
Isle of Benoney
Kiltinny Beg
Kiltinny More
Little Ringan
Maddybenny Beg
Magheraclay
Mullaghacall North
Nare
Roselick Beg
Tullaghmurry East

Ballymoney (County Londonderry portion)[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ballygan Upper Baile gCeann or Liagain homestead of the heads or pillar-stone
Ballywindelland Lower Baile Mhuine Dileann homestead of the shrubbery of the flood
Ballywindelland Upper Baile Mhuine Dileann homestead of the shrubbery of the flood
Colebreene Lower Cúl Bruidhne corner/back of the fairy palace
Heagles hEaglais church
Macfinn Lower Maigh Fionn fair plain
Seacon Lower Suidhe Conn Conn's seat
Seacon More Suidhe Conn Mór big Conn's seat

Ballynascreen[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ballynure Baile na nIúr (Iúir) homestead of the yew trees
Bancran Glebe An Beannchrán or Bán Chrán a kind of pallisaded enclosure or white-tree
Brackagh An Bhreacach speckled place
Cahore Cathair stone fort/enclosure (by extension monastery enclosure)
Carnamoney Ceathrú na Móna or Carn na Monagh quarterland of the bog or stone of the bog
Cavanreagh Cabhán Riabhach grey hollow/round hill
Cloane Cluain meadow
Cloughfin Cloch Fionn white stone
Coolnasillagh Cúil na Saileach corner (nook) of the sallow(s)
Corick Comhrac confluence
Derrynoyd Doire an Fhóid oakwood of the sod
Disert Díseart wilderness
Doon Dún fort
Drumard Droim Ard high ridge
Drumderg Droim Dearg red ridge
Dunlogan Dún Leocháin or Dún Ghluagain Logan's fort or fort of the monster toad [2]
Dunmurry Dún Múirígh Murray's fort
Duntibryan Dún Tí Bhriain homestead of Bryan's fort
Finglen Fionn Gleann white valley
Glebe An Ghléib area of land granted to a clergyman as part of his benefice
Glengomna Gleann Gamhna valley of the calf
Glenviggan Gleann Bhigín or Gleann Bheichcean Bigin's valley or St. Beccan's valley
Gortnaskey Gort na Sceach field of hawthornes
Labby An Leaba the bed (as in grave)
Moneyconey Móin an Chongna bog of the antler
Moneyguiggy Móin an Crithach or Móin na gCuigeadh the shaking bog or bog of the fifths
Moneyneany Móin na nIonadh bog of the wonders
Moyard Maigh Ard high plain
Moydamlaght Maigh dTamhlachta plain of the plague-cemetery
Moyheeland Maigh Chaoláin plain of St. Caelan or plain of small-guts
Moykeeran Maigh Chaorthainn plain of the Rowan Tree
Mulnavoo Mullán na hUamha hillock of the cave (souterrain)
Owenreagh An Abhainn Riabhach the grey river
Straw An tSrath marsh
Straw Mountain An tSrath marsh
Strawmore An tSrath Mór large marsh
Tonaght Tonnach enclosure/mound
Tullybrick Tulaigh Bhric speckled hill

Ballyrashane (County Londonderry portion)[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Articrunaght South Ard Tighe Cruithneachta height of the wheat house
Ballindreen Irish Baile an Droighin homestead of the thorn
Ballindreen Scotch Baile an Droighin homestead of the thorn
Ballynag Lower Baile na gCag homestead of the jackdaw
Ballynag Upper Baile na gCag homestead of the jackdaw
Ballyvelton Upper Baile Bhealtaine May homestead (or festival of Beltane)
Ballyversall Baile Bhreasail O'Bresil's homestead
Cloyfin South Cloch Fionn or Cloidh Fionn white stone or white paddock
Glebe An Ghléib area of land granted to a clergyman as part of his benefice
Gorticloghan Gort a Chlochain field/garden of the stony-ford
Island Effrick North
Island Effrick South
Kirkistown Baile Circis church town
Knocknakeeragh Cnoc na gCaerach hill of the sheep
Lisnagalt Lios na Geilt fort of the mad
Liswatty Lower Lios Mhadaigh dog fort
Liswatty Upper Lios Mhadaigh dog fort

Ballyscullion (County Londonderry portion)[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ballydermot Baile Diarmuid Dermot's homestead
Ballymacombs More Baile MacComaidh Mór McCombs big homestead
Ballynease Macpeake Baile Naois Naoise's homestead
Ballyscullion West Baile Uí Scoillín Scullion's homestead
Drumanee Lower Droim an Fhiaidh ridge of the deer
Edenreagh Éadan Riabhach grey/striped brow
Glebe West An Ghléib Thiar area of land (thiar, in the west) granted to a clergyman as part of his benefice
Glebe East An Ghléib Thoir area of land (thoir, in the east) granted to a clergyman as part of his benefice
Killyberry Coill Uí Bhearaigh O'Berry's wood
Killyberry Boyd Coill Uí Bhearaigh O'Berry's wood
Leitrim Liath Droim grey ridge
Mullaghboy Mullach Buí yellow summit
Old Town Deer Park
Tamlaghtduff Tamhlacht Dubh black (plague) burial place
Tamniaran Tamhnaigh Árainn ridge of the cultivated spot

Ballywillin[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ballylagan North Baile an Lagáin homestead of the hollow
Ballylagan South Baile an Lagáin homestead of the hollow
Ballymaclevennon West
Ballyreagh Baile Riabhach grey homestead
Ballywillin Bog Baile Muileann homestead of the mill
Carnaboy Carn na Buídhe the yellow cairn
Carnalridge Possibly Carn Mhaoil Brígde Mulbride's cairn
Cloyfin North Cloch Fionn or Cloidh Fionn white stone or white paddock
Corrstown Personal name Corr + town Corrs town
Craignahorn Creag na hEorna rock of the barley
Crossreagh Crois Riabhach grey cross
Glebe An Ghléib area of land granted to a clergyman as part of his benefice
Island Doo Oileán Dubh black island
Island Flackey
Islandmore Lower Oileán Mór big island
Killygreen Lower Choillidh Gréine sunny wood
Killygreen Upper Choillidh Gréine sunny wood
Magheraboy Machaire Buídhe yellow plain
Magheramenagh Machaire Meadhonach middle plain
Slimag Sliabh Maedhoig (St.) Maug's mountain

Balteagh[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Aghansillagh
Ardmore An tArd Mór the great height
Ballyavelin South
Ballyleagry
Ballymully
Carnet
Cloghan
Drumagosker
Drumgavenny Lower
Drumgesh
Drumsurn Lower
Edenmore
Glebe An Ghléib area of land granted to a clergyman as part of his benefice
Gortnarney
Kilhoyle
Lislane
Little Derry
Maine North
Moneyguiggy
Smulgedon
Temain
Ternamuck
Terrydoo Clyde
Terrydremont North

Banagher[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Aughlish
Ballydonegan Baile Donagáin Donegan's town
Ballyhanedin Bealach an Éadan road on the front of the hill
Carnanbane Carnan Bán little white cairn
Coolnamonan Cúil na Móinan hill of the little bog
Derrychrier Doire Criathar oak wood of the sieves
Drumcovit Droim Cóbheacht ridge of the cove
Feeny Na Fíneadha woody place
Fincarn Fionn Carn the white carn
Finglen Fionn ghleann the white valley/glen
Gallany Geal Eananch the white marsh
Glenedra Gleann Eadar central valley/glen
Killunaght Coill Leamhnacht wood of the new milk
Knockan Cnócan little hill
Maghermore Machaire Mór the great plain
Rallagh Raileach abounding in oak
Tamnyagan Tamhnach Uí Agáin O'Hagan's field
Teeavan Taobh Abhainn riverside/beside the river
Templemoyle Teampall Maol dilapilated church
Tirglassan Tír Glasuaine green fields
Umrycam Iomaire Cam crooked ridge

Bovevagh[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ardinarive
Ballyharigan
Ballymoney
Bonnanaboigh
Bovevagh
Camnish
Derryard
Derrylane
Derrynaflaw
Derryork
Drumadreen
Drumaduff
Drumneechy
Farkland
Flanders
(Ulster-Scots: Flannèrs Toonlann)
Formil
Glebe An Ghléib area of land granted to a clergyman as part of his benefice
Glenconway
Gortaclare
Gortnahey Beg
Gortnahey More
Killibleught
Leeke
Muldonagh
Straw

Carrick[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ballydarrog Baile Dearg red homestead
Ballymore Baile Mór big homestead
Ballyquin Bally Chuinn Conn's homestead
Carrick Carraig rock
Carrick East Carraig rock
Largy Leargaidh hill-side
Moys Maigh plain
Mulkeeragh Maol gCaerach small hill of sheep
Templemoyle Teampaill Maol dilapidated/roofless temple
Terrydrum Tir Dhá Droim land of two ridges

Clondermot[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Altnagelvin Alt na nGealbhan height of the sparrows
Ardkill
Ardlough Ard Loch height of the lough
Ardmore
Ardnabrocky Ard na Brochaighe height of the badgers (set)
Avish
Ballyoan
Ballyore
Ballyshasky Baile na Seascaigh townland of sedge grass
Bogagh
Bolies
Brickkilns
Carn
Carnafarn
Carrakeel
Caw
Clampernow
Cloghore (Greerstown)
Clondermot
Clooney
Coolkeeragh
Corrody
Craigtown
Creevedonnell
Cromkill
Curryfree
Currynierin
Disertowen
Drumagore
Drumahoe
Drumconan
Dunhugh
Edenreagh Beg
Enagh
Fincarn
Glenderowen
Glenkeen
Gobnascale
Gortgranagh
Gortica
Gorticross
Gortin
Gortinure
Gortnessy
Gortree
Gransha
Gransha (Intake)
Kilfinnan
Killymallaght
Kittybane
Knockbrack
Lisaghmore (The Trench)
Lisdillon
Lisglass
Lismacarol
Lisnagelvin
Lisneal
Lissahawley
Magheracanon
Managh Beg
Maydown
Prehen
Primity
Rossnagalliagh
Stradreagh Beg
Tagharina
Tamnymore
Templetown
Tirbracken
Tirkeeveny
Tully Lower
Tully Upper

Coleraine[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ballyartan
Ballyclaber
Bellasses
Blagh
Boghill
Coleraine and Suburbs
Cross Glebe
Danes Hill
Drumadragh
Gateside
Harpurs Hill
Island Heaghey
Knockantern
Lodge
Loguestown
Loughan Hill
Millburn
Mount Sandel
Spittle Hill
Tullans
Watt's Town
Windy Hall

Cumber Lower[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ardground
Ballygroll
Ballynamore
Brackfield
Brockagh
Clonmakane
Crossballycormick
Ervey
Fawney
Gortinreid
Gosheden
Highmoor
Kildoag
Killaloo
Killennan
Lackagh
Legaghory
Lettermire
Lettershendony
Listress
Mullaboy
Oghill
Oughtagh
Slaghtmanus
Strathall
Tamnaherin
Tamnymore
Tamnyreagh
Toneduff

Cumber Upper[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Alla Upper
Altaghoney
Ballyartan
Ballycallaghan
Ballyholly
Ballymaclanigan
Barr Cregg
Binn
Claudy
Coolnacolpagh
Cregg
Cumber
Dunady
Dungorkin
Gilky Hill
Glenlough
Gortilea
Gortnaran
Gortnaskey
Kilcaltan
Kilculmagrandal
Killycor
Kinculbrack
Letterlogher
Lettermuck
Ling
Lisbunny
Mulderg
Raspberry Hill
Sallowilly
Tullintrain

Derryloran (County Londonderry portion)[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ballyforlea
Ballyloughan
Cloghog
Derrycrummy
Drumrot
Dunman
Killybearn
Tamlaghtmore
Terressan
Tullyboy

Desertlyn[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ballycomlargy
Ballymuckleheany
Ballymully
Carmean
Carndaisy
Carrydarragh
Crossnarea
Dunronan
Feenan Beg
Gortagilly
Larrycormick
Lisalbanagh
Magherascullion
Moymucklemurry
Quilly
Tamnadoey
Tullynagee

Desertmartin[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Annagh and Moneysterling
Ballymacpherson
Ballynagown
Boveagh Both Bheitheach
Brackagh Slieve Gallion
Carncose
Cranny Ghreanaigh
Cullion
Curr Chora
Dromore
Durnascallon 'Dair na Sceallán
Gortanewry
Grange
Killyboggin
Knocknagin
Lecumpher
Longfield
Luney Leamhnaigh
Motalee
Rosgarran Ros Gearráin
Roshure
Stranagard
Tirgan

Desertoghill[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ballyagan
Ballydullaghan
Ballylame
Ballymenagh
Ballynameen
Bellury
Boghilboy
Carbalintober
Carrowreagh
Caulhame
Craigall
Craigavole
Crossland
Cuilbane
Culnaman
Dullaghy
Edenbane
Gort
Gortacloghan
Killyvally
Kurin
Laragh
Lisachrin
Moneydig
Movenis
Moyletra Kill
Moyletra Toy
Tamnyrankin
Tirkeeran
Trienaltenagh
Twenty Acres

Drumachose[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ardgarvan Ard Gharbháin gravel height
Ballyavelin North Baile Gaibhlin homestead of the little (river-)fork
Ballycrum Baile Crom crooked/sloping homestead
Ballynahery Baile Machaire homestead plain
Ballyrisk More Baile Rúscaigh Mór big homestead of the marsh
Bolea Both Liath or Buaile grey hut/monastic place or dairy/milking place
Bovally Bó Baile or Bó Bhealaigh cow homestead or cow road/pass
Cahery Cathair stone fort
Carran Carran rocky land
Carrydoo Caraidh Dubh black weir
Coolessan Cúil Leasáin nook/angle of the little fort
Deer Park
Derry Beg Daire Beag little oak grove
Derry More Daire Mór big oak grove
Drummond Drumman hill-ridge
Drumramer Droim Reamhar thick ridge
Dunbeg Dún Beag little fort
Dunmore Dún Mór big fort
Enagh Eanach marsh
Fruithill fruit hill
Glebe An Ghléib tract of church land
Glenkeen Gleann Caoin pleasant valley
Gortcorbies Gort Corr Buidhe yellow round hill field
Gortgarn Gort Garráin or Gort gCarn field of groves or cairn field
Keady Céide flat-topped hill
Killane Coill Leathan or Cill Leathan broad wood or broad church
Largyreagh Leargaidh Riabhach grey hill-side
Leck Leac flat-rock
Mullane Mullán little summit
Rathbrady Beg (Newtown Limavady) Ráth Bhríde Mór small fort of Brigid
Rathbrady More Ráth Bhríde Mór large fort of Brigid
Ruskey Rúscaigh morass (a mire/marsh)
Streeve Sraobh mill stream
Tirmaquin Tir Mhic Chuinn land of Conn's son

Dunboe[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Altikeeragh
Ardina
Articlave Upper
Artidillon
Ballymadigan
Ballymoney
Ballywildrick Upper
Ballywoodock
Ballywoolen
Bannbrook Upper
Bellany
Bennarees
Big Glebe An Ghléib Mhór [big] area of land granted to a clergyman as part of his benefice
Blakes Upper
Bogtown
Burren Beg
Burren More
Carneety
Dartress
Downhill
Drumagully
Dunalis Lower
Exorna
Farranlester
Freehall Dunlop
Glebe Big An Ghléib Bheag [small] area of land granted to a clergyman as part of his benefice
Glebe Little
Gortgran
Gortycavan
Grange Beg
Grange More
Hunter's Glebe
Killyveety
Knocknogher
Liffock
Little Glebe
Long's Glebe
Masteragwee
Mullanhead
Pottagh
Quilley Lower

Dungiven[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ashlamaduff
Ballyguddin
Ballymacallion
Ballymakeever
Ballymonan
Ballyness
Boviel
Brishey
Carn
Cashel
Cluntygeeragh
Corick
Crabarkey
Cruckanim
Curraghlane
Currudda
Derryduff
Derryware
Dungiven
Eden
Evishagaran
Glenshane
Gortgarn
Gortnagross
Hass
Lackagh
Lenamore
Magheraboy
Ovil
Owenbeg
Scriggan
Tamniarin
Tirgoland

Errigal[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Altduff Alt Dubh black hillside
Ballintemple Baile an Teampaill church town
Ballyrogan Baile (Uí) Ruagáin Rogan's homestead
Belraugh Béal Rátha Mouth of the fort
Boleran Baile Uí Shírín O'Sheeran's homstead
Brockagh Brocach badger place
Brockaghboy Brocach Buí yellow place of badgers
Cah Cath battle
Coolcoscreaghan Cúil Cois Creagán or Cúil Coscrachain back foot of the little creg or corner/back of Coscrachain
Coolnasillagh Cúil na Saileach corner or angle of the sallows
Crockindollagh Cnocan Duilleach leafy hillock
Drumbane Droim Bán white ridge
Dunnavenny Dún na ?? fort of the  ??
Farrantemple Glebe Fearann Teampaill church land
Freugh Fraoch heath
Garvagh Garbh Achadh rough (ploughed) field
Glenkeen Glenn Caoin pleasant valley
Gortfad Gort Fada long tilled field
Gortnamoyagh Gort na mBóitheach tilled field of the byres or cow-houses
Inshaleen Inse a Lín island/water-meadow of flax
Liscall Lios Cathail Cathail's fort
Lisnascreghog Lios na Scréachog fort of the screech owl
Mettican Glebe
Slaghtaverty Sleacht Abhartaigh monument of Abhartach
Tamnymore Tamhnaigh Mór big field
Tibaran Tíghe Baran Baran's house

Faughanvale[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ardnaguniog Ard na gChunneog height of the churns
Ballygudden
Barnakilly
Black Brae (Intake)
Bolie Buaile the mountain pasture of cattle
Campsey Upper
Carmoney
Carnakilly Upper
Carnamuff
Carrickhugh
Clanterkee
Cloghole
Coolafinny Cúl Áit Fionnai place of the bright recess
Coolagh
Coolkeenaght Cuaille Cianachta the bare tree of Keenaght
Craigbrack Carraig Breac speckled rock
Cregan
Derryarkin Lower
Donnybrewer Level (Intake)
Drummaneny
Dungullion
Dunlade Glebe
Falloward Fála Ard the high hedges/enclosures
Faughanvale
Glasakeeran
Glebe
Gortagherty Lower
Gortenny
Gortgare
Greenan
Gresteel Beg Glas Stiall Beag small grey strip (of land)
Gresteel More Glas Stiall Mór large grey strip (of land)
Killylane Coille Leathain the broad wood
Killywool Coille Ghuail the charcoal wood
Kilnappy Cill na nAbhadh church of the abbot
Laraghaleas Láthrach a Lios site of the ancient fort
Legavannon Lug a Meannáin hollow of the kids
Ligg Lug the hollow
Longfield Beg
Loughermore
McLean and Partners Division
Magheramore
Minegallagher Glebe
Mobuoy Maigh Buí the yellow plain
Monehanegan
Monnaboy
Muff
Salt Works
Templemoyle
Tirmacoy
Tullanee

Formoyle[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Altibryan
Ballinrees
Ballystrone
Belgarrow
Bratwell
Formoyle
Formullen
Knockmult
Sconce

Grange of Scullion (County Londonderry portion)[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Church Island

Kilcronaghan[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ballinderry Baile an Doire homestead of the oakwood
Brackaghlislea Bhreacach Lios Liath speckled grey fort
Calmore An Coill Mór the great hazel
Clooney An Chluanaidh the meadow
Cloughfin Cloch Fionn white stone
Coolsaragh Cúl Sáráin field of the hill-back slaughter
Drumballyhagan Droim Bhaile Uí Ágáin ridge of O'Hagan's homestead
Drumballyhagan Clark Droim Bhaile Uí Ágáin ridge of O'Hagan's homestead
Drumcrow Droim Crua the hard ridge
Drumsamney Droim Samhna ridge of Samhain
Gortahurk Gort an Choirce (arable) field of oats
Gortamney Gort an tSamhraidh summer (arable) field
Granny Crannaigh or Granach wooded place or gravely place
Keenaght Caonach mossy/swamp
Killynumber An Choillidh Umar wood of the trough
Killytoney An Choillidh Tamhnaigh woody cultivated spot
Moneyshanere Muine Sean Iúir or fhéir thicket of old yew's or grass
Mormeal Mór Mael(án) or Mír Mhíchíl great blunt hillock or St Michael's portion
Moybeg Kirley Maigh Beag Corr Liath little plain of the grey pointed hill
Moyesset Maigh Easóg plain of weasels
Tamnyaskey Tamhnaigh na Sceach or Eascaigh field of hawthornes or quagmire
Tobermore An Tobar Mór the great well

Kildollagh (County Londonderry portion)[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Coolderry North
Dam Head
Dromore
Drumaduan
Fish Loughan
Loughan Island
Loughanreagh North
Mill Loughan
Pullans North

Killelagh[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ballyknock
Beagh (Temporal)
Carrowmenagh
Corlacky
Culnagrew
Fallylea
Glebe
Gortinure
Granaghan
Halfgayne
Knockoneill
Moneysharven
Slaghtneill
Swatragh
Tirhugh
Tirkane
Tirnony

Killowen[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ballycairn
Castletoodry
Churchland
Drumaquill
Killcranny

Kilrea[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Claragh Clar plain/level spot
Erganagh possibly Eircneach or Aircheanneach salmon river or townland of hereditary war
Fallahogy Fál an Chúige enclosure/field of a fifth (a land division)
Kilrea Cill Ria church of the journey (possibly)
Lislea Lios Liath grey fort
Moneygran
Movanagher Maigh Beanncair plain of pointed hills
Moyagoney Maigh Éignigh Hegney's plain
Moyknock Maigh Cnoc hill plain
Mullan Maolain little hill or Mullan (name)

Learmount (County Londonderry portion)[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Altinure Upper
Ballyrory
Carnanbane
Carnanreagh
Clagan
Dreen
Eden
Gortscreagan
Kilcreen
Kilgort
Lear
Loughtilube
Moneyhoghan
Straid
Stranagalwilly
Tamnagh
Teenaght
Terrydreen
Tireighter

Lissan (County Londonderry portion)[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ballybriest
Brackagh
Caneese
Clagan
Coltrim
Derryganard
Lissan Demense Liosáin
Dirnan Daire Eidhneáin
Drumard
Drummeen
Dunnabraggy
Glebe
Killybasky
Knockadoo
Letteran
Lismoney
Mobuy
Muff
Rossmore
Tintagh

Macosquin[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ardvarness Árd Bheárnas high gaps
Ballintaggart Baile an tSagairt homestead of the priest
Ballinteer South Baile an tSaoir homestead of the craftsman (carpenter/stonemason)
Ballylagan Baile an Lagáin homestead of the hallow
Ballynacanon Baile na gCanónach homestead of the canon's
Ballyness Baile an Easa homestead of the waterfall (of Loch Craoi)
Ballyvennox Baile Beannachadh homestead of the blessing
Ballywilliam Baile Uilliam William's homestead
Balteagh Upper Bailte Fhiaich" Fee's homesteads
Bushtown Bush + Town
Cam Cam crooked/curved
Camus Camas river-bend
Camus Macosquin Glebe Camas Maigh Choscáin river-bend of Coscan's plain
Carndougan
Cashel
Castleroe
Coole Glebe Lower
Coolyvenny
Croaghan
Crossgare
Curragh
Derrydorragh
Dromore
Drumcroon
Dunderg
Englishtown
Farranlester Fearann Leastair land of the vessels
Farranseer Fearann Saor the free land
Gills
Glenhall Gleann Coll/hAille valley of the hazel/slope
Glenleary Gleann Cléireach valley of the clerk/cleric
Killure Cill Iubhar yew church
Kilmaconnell Cill Mhic Dhomhnaill MacConnell's church
Kiltinny Lower Cill Theineadh church of the fire
Kiltinny Upper Cill Theineadh church of the fire
Kinnyglass Cionn na Glas head of the rivulet (small river)
Learden Ladhar Donn or Leath Ardin brown fork (land between two converging rivers) or portion/side of little height
Leck Leac flat rock
Letterloan Leitir Luáin Lamb's / O'Loans hillside
Lismurphy Lios (Ui) Murchadha O'Murphy's fort
Macleary Maigh Cléireach plain of the clerk/cleric
Macosquin Maigh Choscáin Coscan's plain
Ringrash Beg Rinn Ras Bheag or Rinn Ros Bheag headland of the shrub or grove
Somerset
Tamnamoney Tamhnaigh na Móna/Muine field of the bog/thicket

Maghera[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ballymacilcurr
Ballymacpeake Upper
Ballynacross
Ballynahone Beg
Beagh (Spiritual)
Bracaghreilly
Craigadick
Craigmore
Crew
Culnady
Curragh
Curran
Dreenan
Drumard
Drumconready
Drumlamph
Drummuck
Dunglady
Falgortrevy
Fallagloon
Gorteade
Grillagh
Gulladuff
Keady
Kirley
Largantogher
Lisnamuck
Macknagh
Moneymore
Moyagall
Rocktown
Slaghtybogy
Tamnymartin
Tamnymullan
Tirgarvil
Tirnageeragh
Toberhead

Magherafelt[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Aghagaskin Achadh Ui Gaschain O'Gaskin's field
Annaghmore
Ballyheifer
Ballymoghan More
Ballynocker
Coolshinny Cúil Sionnaigh Corner of the Fox
Drumrainey
Dunamoney
Dunarnon
Glebe
Glenmaquill
Killyfaddy
Killyneese
Leckagh
Megargy
Mullaghboy
Polepatrick Poll Phadráig (St) Patrick's hole
Shanemullagh
Tamnadeese Tamhnach Dias field of the ear of corn
Town Parks of Magherafelt

Magilligan (Tamlaghtard)[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Aughill
Avish Eibhis the coarse mountain pasture
Ballyleighery Upper Baile Ui Laeghaire town of O'Leary
Ballymaclary
Ballymagoland
Ballymulholland
Ballymultimber
Ballyscullion Baile Uí Scoillín O'Scullion's townland
Bellarena Béal Átha na Ríona/Baile an Mhargaidh Ford mouth of the queen/Town of the Market
Benone Bun Abhann foot of the river
Carnowry Carn Abhra the cairn of Avry
Carrowreagh Ceathrú Riabhach grey quarter(land)
Clagan Cloigeann skull (round hill)
Clooney Chluanaidh meadow
Craig Creag rock
Croaghan Cruachán the little round hill
Doaghs Upper Dumhach Uachtarach upper sandbank
Drumahorgan Droim na hArcáin Harkin's ridge
Drumavally Droim a Bhealaigh the ridge of the pass/road
Drummans Middle Dromainn the ridges
Drumnahay Droim na hÁithe the ridge of the kiln
Duncrun Dún Cruithean fort of the Cruthin
Glebe
Gort (part of Glebe) Gort (arable) field
Gortmore Gort Mór great (arable) field
Lenamore Leana Mór the great meadow
Margymonaghan Margadh Uí Mhanacháin (O')Monaghan's market
Mill Town Baile an Mhuilinn town of the mill
Minearny Muine Airneadh the brake of the sloes
Oughtymore Ochtach Mór the great breast
Oughtymoyle Ochtach Maol bare/bald breast
Scotchtown
Tamlaght Tamhlacht burial place
Tircreven Tír Craobhán land of bushes

Tamlaght (Co. Londonderry portion)[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ballydawley
Ballymoyle Baile Maol bald/flat townland
Druminard Droimín Ard the little ridge of the height
Rusky Lower
Tamlaght

Tamlaght Finlagan[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ardnargle Ard na Aireagal high oratory/habitation/small church
Back Baic bend/crook
Ballyhenry West Baile (Mhic) Éinrí (O'Cahan sept variant) Henry's homestead
Ballykeen Baile Caoin beautiful/pleasant homestead
Ballykelly Level Baile (Uí) Cheallaigh O'Kelly's homestead
Ballymacran Baile na Crannach homestead of the tree-plantation
Ballyspallan Baile (Uí) Spealláin O'Spillane's homestead
Broglasco Bruach Glas Chuaidh or Brugh Glas Chuaidh border/river-bank of the green hollow or mansion of the green hallow
Broharris Bruach Fhearghusa or Bruach Thairis Fergus's border or beyond/across the border
Broighter Bruach Íochtair lower (river-)bank
Burnally Bùrn Àille (from Scottish burn) beautiful (spring) water
Carlaragh Corr Laragh hill of mares
Carrowclare Ceathrú Clár quarter(land) of the plain
Carrowmenagh Ceathrú Meadhonach middle quarter(land)
Carrowmuddle Ceathrú ??  ?? quarter(land)
Carrowreagh Ceathrú Riabhach grey quarter(land)
Clagan Cloigeann skull (round hill)
Corndale Lower Carn Dail portion/dale of the cairn
Crindle Crìon Dáil or Crìon Dail little portion (of land) or little dale (meadow)
Culmore Lower Cúil Mór great nook/corner
Culmore Upper Cúil Mór great nook/corner
Deer Park
Dromore Droim Mór big ridge
Drumacarney Droim Uí Chearnaigh O'Kearney's ridge
Drumacony Droim na Conaidh ridge of the fire-wood
Drumballydonaghy Droim Baile Uí Donnchaidh homestead of O'Donaghy's ridge
Drummond Drumman hill ridge
Drumraighland Droim Rachlainn Raghlan's ridge
Drumrane Droim Raithne ridge of ferns
Dunbrock Dún Broc fort of badgers
Farlow For Loch outlying lake
Glack Glac narrow valley/hallow
Glasvey Glas Bheith green birch tree
Glebe
Lisnakilly Lios na Choillidh fort of the wood
Lomond Lomann bare/forlorn
Magheramore Machaire Mór great plain
Moneyrannel Muine Raghnail Randal's thicket
Mulkeeragh Maol Caerach small hill of sheep
Mullagh Mullach summit
Myroe Level Má Rua + Level red plain
Ned Nead nest
Oghill Eochaill yew-wood
Rascahan Ros (Ui) Catháin O'Kanes grove
Sesnagh corruption of Seisreach ploughland
Shanreagh Sean Riabhach old grey land
Sheep Marsh
Sistrakeel Seisreach Caol narrow ploughland
Tamlaght Tamhlacht burial place
Tartnakilly Teach na Choillidh house of the wood
Tully Tulach hillock
Tullyhoe Tulach hUamha hillock of the cave

Tamlaght O'Crilly[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ballymacpeake Lower Baile Mhic Péice McPeake's homstead
Ballynian Baile na nÉan homestead of the birds
Bovedy Both Mhíde Míde's hut/monastic cell
Drumagarner Droim Uí Gharbháin O'Garvin's ridge
Drumane Droim Éan ridge of birds
Drumard Droim Árd high ridge
Drumlane Droim Leathan broad ridge
Drumnacannon Droim na gCanónach ridge of the canons (site of ancient parish church)
Drumoolish Droim Maolais ridge of the bald (hill) top
Drumsaragh Droim Sáráin ridge of the slaughter
Eden Éadan hill brow
Glenone Cluain Eoghain Owen's meadow
Gortmacrane Gort ?? stony field
Inishrush Inis Rois island of the promontory
Killygullib Glebe Cillidh Ghulba church of the projecting (beak-like) hill
Killymuck Glebe Coill na Muc wood of the pigs
Lisgorgan Glebe Lios Ó gCorragáin fort of the O'Corrigans
Lismoyle Lios Maol bare fort
Lisnagrot Lios na gCrot ring-fort of the humps
Moneysallin Muine Saileáin thicket of the willows
Moneystaghan Ellis Muine Steach Steachán's (Stephen's) thicket
Moneystaghan Macpeake Muine Steach Steachán's (Stephen's) thicket
Mullaghnamoyagh Mullach na mBóitheach hilltop of the byres or cowhouses
Timaconway Tigh Mhic Conmidhe McConway's house
Tyanee Tigh Uí Niaidh O'Nees house

Templemore[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ballougry Baile Loch Ria grey lake homestead
Ballyarnet Baile Arnoid Arnett's/Harnet's (still a local family surname) homestead
Ballymagowan Baile na gCanónach' homestead of the canons
Ballymagrorty (White House) Baile Mic Robhartaigh McGroaty's homestead
Ballynagalliagh Baile na gCailleach homestead of the nuns
Ballynagard Baile na gCeard homestead of the artificers
Ballynashallog Baile na Saileog homestead of the little willows
Cloughglass Cloch Glas green stone
Coshquin Cois Chuinn foot (of a mountain or other feature) of Conn
Creevagh Lower Craobhach place of sacred trees
Creevagh Upper Craobhach place of sacred trees
Creggan Creagán little rock
Culmore Cúil Mór big nook
Edenballymore Éadan Baile Mór brow of the big homestead
Elagh More Aileach Mór great stone house/place of habitation
Killea Cill Aodha Hugh's church
Londonderry London + Daire oak grove
Mullennan Muilean mill
Pennyburn Either named after Pen y Bryn or
(Irish/Scots) Pingine + (Scots) burn
top of the hill or
penny large stream/small river
Shantallow Sean Talamh old land
Sheriffs Mountain
Springhill
Springtown
Termonbacca Tearmainn Bacach sanctuary of lames/cripples

Termoneeny[edit]

Townland Irish Origin (if applicable) Meaning
Ballynahone More Baile na Abhann Mór homestead of the river
Broagh Bruach river bank
Cabragh Cabrach bad unprofitable land
Carricknakielt Carraig Uí Chaoilte O'Kielt's rock
Derganagh Dearg Eanach red marsh
Knocknakielt Cnoc na Uí Chaoilte O'Kielt's hill
Lemnaroy Léim an Eich Ruaidh leap of the reddish horse
Lurganagoose Lorgain na gCuas long-ridge of the caves
Mullagh Mullach summit

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parishes of Ulster". Ulster Ancestry. Retrieved 22 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Name NI