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Aghagallon Parish, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. Achadh Gallán [aghoo galan].

Background

(sometimes Aughagallon)

Village is 5.5km NNE of Lurgan

bar: Massereene Upper

The Mod. Ir. form of the place-name means ‘field of (standing) stones’. However, it appears to be a development from an earlier form Eanach Gallánach ‘marsh/moor of (standing) stones’. There are no standing-stones in the area but ‘a large ancient cairn of stones’ is recorded in the townland in 1835. There are remains of an ancient church in a circular graveyard in the north of the townland. The village of Aghagallon is partly in the neighbouring townland of DERRYNASEER [(Capella de) Enacha c.1306].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 1

Additional Information

Historical name form

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Barony
Massereene Upper
Parish
Aghagallon
Parish in 1851
Aghagallon
Townland
None
Place name ID
10861
Place name type
P