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Cuilcagh Mountains, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Binn Chuilceach [bin khilkagh] ‘chalky peak’.

Background

On Fermanagh/Cavan border, 18km SW of Enniskillen

Cuilcagh (665m) is named from the whiteness of its face, cuilceach being a variant of cailceach ‘chalky’. Cuilcagh is the highest peak in a long ridge known as the CUILCAGH MOUNTAINS [Quilkagh 1613].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 51

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Cuilcagh1834cOSNB 54 B160
Kelkagh Mountain1834cOSNB 54 B160
Kulkagh Range1834cOSNB 54 B160
~Coilceach1834cJ O'D (OSNB) 54 B160
Cuilcagh mountain Lough-a-Toana1835cOSM xiv 82
Cuilcagh mountain principal mountain1835cOSM xiv 81
Kulkagh1835cOSM xiv 81
Kulteagh mountain1835cOSM xiv 81
Quilcagh mountain1835cOSM xiv 81
~Binn Chuilceach1989GÉ 211
Cailceach "" chalky mountain""1999Cel. Ulst. Tds 6
~Binn Chuilceach ""chalky peak""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 51
Binn Chuilceach ""probably chalky peak""2002Fer. Bilingual Map PMcK
Barony
Clanawley
Parish
Killesher
Parish in 1851
Killesher
Townland
Aghnaloo
Place name ID
13096
Place name type
M