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Annaghilly North, County Fermanagh

Origin

perhaps Ir. Eanach an Ghiolla ‘marsh of the youth or servant’ + E. North

Background

The element eanach means ‘watery place, fen, marsh or swamp’ and since such places are common in Ireland, the anglicised forms annagh, anna and anny appear frequently in place-names (Flanagan & Flanagan 1994, 81). According to the JOD form, eanach is modified by coilidh, a deriviative of coill which means‘woodland’, although eanach is a masculine noun, and we wouldn’t expect unlenited [k] of coillidh to appear as [g], which is consistent across the forms both here and in Annaghilly South. Instead, we might consider Eanach an Ghiolla 'marsh of the youth or servant', which appears similarly in the alias townland name of Legagilly Lag an Ghiolla 'hollow of the youth or servant' in Co. Armagh. Note Annaghilly South in the same parish, although the two are not contiguous.

References

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Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Anowghgillie1603CPR Jas I 11b
(?)Annaghgilly1608CPR Jas I 129b
Anaghilly1659Census 1659 100
Anaghhilly1751Reg. Free. Fer. 28
~Eanach Choillidh ""marsh of the wood""1833J O'D (OSNB) B133 B67
Barony
Clankelly
Parish
Clones
Parish in 1851
Clones
Townland
None
Place name ID
13419
Place name type
T