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Mullaghboy, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. An Mullach Buí ‘the yellow summit’

Background

Mullaghboy, deriving from An Mullach Buí‘ the yellow summit’is a common place-name in Ireland, in all there are 18 townlands so-named (logainm.ie). There is also a townland in this parish named An Mullach Dubh ‘the black summit'.

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Moloske Abby1669HMR Ant. 42
Mullochbuy1780Lendrick Map
~Mullach Buidhe ""yellow summit""1832cJ O'D (OSNB) A17 A198
~""yellow summit""1869Joyce i 571 (ind.)
Barony
Belfast Lower
Parish
Island Magee
Parish in 1851
Island Magee
Townland
None
Place name ID
16803
Place name type
T