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Tully South, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. An Tulach “the hillock”

Background

The townlands of Tully North and Tully South are not contiguous.  Tully North, the larger of the two, is situated about half a mile north of Maguiresbridge, while Tully South, which is generally known as simply “Tully”, lies over five miles directly to the south.

The earlier historical forms reflect the original nominative form An Tulach “the hillock”, rather than Tulaigh the dative/locative form which is often found in place-names and is suggested by O’Donovan. 

There is a conspicuous hillock in both Tully North and Tully South. In the case of the latter it is a small elevation set amidst otherwise flat ground, while in the more hilly Tully North the feature in question rises to a height of some 80 metres in the north of the townland.

 The 1675 form indicates that an unsuccessful attempt was made to change the name of both townlands to Evettstowne.

References

(info. from McKay, P. (2004): Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. 8 p. 179)

Additional Information

not contiguous with Tully North

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Tullagh1620CPR Jas I 482b
Tullagh1639Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) $45 Car.I
Tully1639Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) $45 Car.I
Tullynue1639Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) $45 Car.I
Tullagh1659cCensus 1659 107
Tulllagh ffrannis1680BSD (Ó Maolagáin) 541
Tully1817GJM M'stephana (OSNB) B112
Tully South1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) B112
Tully South1862Griffith's Val.
~Tulach ""a little hill-a hillock""1869Joyce i 389
Barony
Magherastephana
Parish
Aghalurcher
Parish in 1851
Aghalurcher
Townland
None
Place name ID
13525
Place name type
T