Tobergill

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Tobergill
Irish: An Tobar Geal
Tobergill Townland - geograph.org.uk - 1581109.jpg
Tobergill townland in 2009
Tobergill is located in Northern Ireland
Tobergill
Tobergill
 Tobergill shown within Northern Ireland
County County Antrim
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Northern Ireland
Fire Northern Ireland
Ambulance Northern Ireland
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
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UK
Northern Ireland
Antrim

Coordinates: 54°43′59″N 6°08′42″W / 54.733°N 6.145°W / 54.733; -6.145

Tobergill (from Irish: An Tobar Geal, meaning "the bright or white well")[1] is a townland of 1,044 acres in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Lying on the western aspect of Donegore hill, it is situated in the civil parish of Donegore and the historic barony of Antrim Upper.[2]

The name Tobergill is variously recorded as Tubbergeill in 1608, Turbergeile in 1621 and Tubbergill in 1669.[1]

Archaeology[edit]

There is a stone circle in Tobergall at grid ref: J208905.[3][4] Only one large stone remains standing, others lie scattered around.[5]

A souterrain with three chambers was investigated by archaeologists in 1959-60 after being uncovered by two farmers ploughing a field. It was later filled in and covered again, for the safety of livestock.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tobergill". Place Names NI. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Tobergill". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Tobergill stone circle". The Megalithic Portal. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Tobergill stone circle". The Modern Antiquarian. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Tobergill stone circle". Megalithomania. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Ulster journal of archaeology , Ser. 3, Vol. XXIII, pp. 80-81, 1960: A souterrain at Tobergill, Co. Antrim". Retrieved 6 May 2016.