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Mullaghbane, County Armagh


Ir. An Mullach Bán [an mullagh baan] ‘the white hilltop’.


11km SW of Newry

par: Forkill bar: Orior Upper

The ‘hilltop’ referred to appears to be MULLAGHBANE MOUNTAIN (242m) which stands in the east of the townland, 1km south-west of Mullaghbane village. The village is not in the townland of that name: rather, it straddles the townlands of SHANROE, MAPHONER and GLEBE [Mullabane 1609].


McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 114

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Mullabane1609Esch. Co. Map 5.26
Mullaghvane1609CPR Jas I 158a
Mullabane1612CPR Jas I 214b
Mullabane1613CPR Jas I 222a
Mullaghbane1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 225,228 ( x 2 )
Mulloghbane1657cHib. Reg. Oryer
Mullaghbane1659Census 1659 30
Mullaghbane1661BSD 3
Mullaghbane1664HMR Murray (1941) 130
Mullaghbane1664HMR Orior 426
Mullaghbane1672cHib. Del. 28
Mullaghbane1688Forfeit. Estates 388 46
Mullaghbane1698Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $1 Will. III
Mullaghbane1698Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $1 Gul. III
Mullybawn R.1760Rocque's Map (Coote)
Mullaghbawn1827Pontif. Hib.
Mullaghbawn1827Map Orior
Mullaghbawn1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) A/E165
Mullaghbawn1830cOSNB A/E165
Mullaghbawn1830cRev. D. Atkinson (OSNB) A/E165
Mullaghbawn1830cOSNB: gen. sources A/E165
Mullaghban1834cOSNB: gen. sources A/E165
~Mullach ban ""white summit""1835J O'D (OSNB) A/E165
~ar an Mhullach Bhán1915CCU 211
~An Mullach Bán1969AGBP 103
~An Mullach Bán1988Éire Thuaidh
~Mullach Bán, An1989GÉ 141
An Mullach Bán ""The White/fallow summit""1994Ó Coinn's S. Arm. Forkill 11
An Mullach B n2000Gateway to Ulster Map
An Mullach Bán2000Gateway to Ulster Map
An Mullach Bán ""the white hilltop""2003NIPNP replies PMcK/PNíU
An Mullach Bán ""the white hilltop""2004NIPNP replies KMtoArmTur
Orior Upper
Parish in 1851
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