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Lough Foyle, County Derry

Origin

Ir. Loch Feabhail [logh fyauil] perhaps ‘lough/estuary of the lip’.

Background

Large sea estuary into which flows the river Foyle a short distance N of Derry city

The element feabhal may be cognate with Welsh gwefl ‘lip’ and may refer to MAGILLIGAN POINT at the mouth of Lough Foyle which resembles a lip when viewed from Greencastle on the Donegal side of the lough. According to a legend, Lough Foyle is named from Feabhal son of Lodan who belonged to the mythical Tuatha Dé Danann. At an earlier period, Lough Foyle was regarded as also including the river Foyle (see above)[Loch Feabhail 2581AM].

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
~Febla, Fingin mac Odrain0830cMart. Tal. Feb 5 p14
~go Loch Feabhail mic Lodain0864AFM i 500
~oc Loch Febail0866AU (Mac Airt) 320
Ard Macha do orgain ó Ghallaibh Locha Febhail0893AFM i 550
~Locha Febhail, o Ghallaibh0893AFM i 550
~oc Loch Feabhail0919AFM ii 604
~i lLoch Febhail0921AU (Mac Airt) 372
~Locha Feabhail, for Gallaibh0941AFM ii 648
ar fhindloch álaind Fhebail, fothrucad belltaine1050cLebor na Cert 130 l.1949
cáin do ríg Febail na fót1050cLebor na Cert 64 l.935 (verse
do ríg Febail na faen-long1050cLebor na Cert 62 l.913 (verse
~de Loch-Feabhail1248AU ii 310
~ó Loch feabhail1248AFM iii 330
~go loch febhail1561AFM v 1586
~tar loch feabhail1567AFM v 1610
~locha febhail, ar caol1582AFM v 1788
~locha feabhail, for ur1592AFM vi 1928
~illoch febhail1595AFM vi 1974
Loghfoyle1600Fiants Eliz. $6376
~go loch febhail mic lodain1600AFM vi 2190
Loughfoile1602Bishop. Der. i 27
Loughfoile1602Fiants Eliz. $6687
Loughfoile1603Bishop. Der. i 28
Loughfoyle1603CPR Jas I 10a,15b
the river of Loughfoyle1603CPR Jas I 46b
Loughfoile1604CPR Jas I 55b
Loughfoyle1604Bishop. Der. i 30
the river of Loughfoile1604CPR Jas I 57b
Loughfoile1608CPR Jas I 130a
Loughfoile1609CPR Jas I 161b
Loughfoyle1609CPR Jas I 147a
Logfoyle1609cBp Montgomery Sur. (SAM 17) 55
Loghfoyle1609cBp Montgomery Sur. (SAM 17) 47
Lough Foylle1610Speed's Ulster
Lough Foylle haven1610Speed's Ulster
Loughfoile1610Bishop. Der. i 59
Loughfoile1610Bishop. Der. i 59,63
Loughfoyle1610Bishop. Der. i 51
Loughfoyle1610Bishop. Der. i 47-49
flavii de Loughfoile1610Bishop. Der. i 63
fluv''u'' de Loughfoile1610Bishop. Der. i 59
the River of Loughfoyle1610Bishop. Der. i 48
the river of Laighfoile1610Bishop. Der. i 52
the river of Lough Foyle1610Bishop. Der. i 53
the river of Loughfoyle1610Bishop. Der. i 48,51
the water of Loughfoyle1610Bishop. Der. i 47
Loughfoyle1611Bishop. Der. i 77
Loughfoyle1612CPR Jas I 224b
Lough Foyle1613Charter of Londonderry 63,65,66
Loughfoile1613Charter of Londonderry 94,109,124,126
Loughfoile1613Charter of Londonderry 65,73,77,89-91
the river of Loughfoile1613Bishop. Der. i 96
Loghfoile1615Bishop. Der. i 104
Loghfoile1615CPR Jas I 279b
Lough Foyle1615CPR Jas I 299b
Loughfoile1615Bishop. Der. i 105
Loughfoile1615CPR Jas I 279b
Loughfoile1615Bishop. Der. i 119
Loughfoile1616?Bishop. Der. i 119
the river of Loughfoile1616?Bishop. Der. i 119
Loughfoile1618CPR Jas I 379b,380
Loughfoyle1618CPR Jas I 413b
the river of Loughfoile1618CPR Jas I 380a
the river of Loughfoile1620CPR Jas I 485a
Loughfoile1621CPR Jas I 522ab,52
Loughfoyle1621Bishop. Der. i 138
the river of Loughfoyle1621Bishop. Der. i 135,139,140,1
Lough Foyle1622Phillips MSS (Maps) 149
Loughfoile1622CPR Jas I 560a
Loughfoile1623CPR Jas I 564a
~Feabla, mac Odhráin1630cMart. Don. Feb 5 p38
~Loch Feabhail, a ngar do1630cMart. Don. May 28
the river of Loughfoile1635cBishop. Der. i 310-313
Logh foyle1654Civ. Surv. iii 216
Loghfoile1654Civ. Surv. iii 241
Loghfoyle1654Civ. Surv. iii 198
Loughffoile1654Civ. Surv. iii 229
Loughfoile1654Civ. Surv. iii 220,228,230
Loughfoyle1654Civ. Surv. iii 220,242
the River of Loghfoile1654Civ. Surv. iii 198,241
the River of Loghfoyle1654Civ. Surv. iii 220
the river of Loughfoile1654Civ. Surv. iii 221,241
the bay of Loughfoile1657Bishop. Der. i 268,273
the river of Loughfoile1657Bishop. Der. i 254,268,269,2
the water of Loughfoile1657Bishop. Der. i 305,310-313
ye Riuer of Loghfoyle1659cCensus 1659 123
Loghfoile1666Bishop. Der. i 402,403
Loghfoile1666Bishop. Der. i 404,405
the river of Loughfoile1669Bishop. Der. i 420
Loughfoile1672Bishop. Der. ii 8 $213
Lough Foyle1672cHib. Del. Co.Londondery
~le taobh Locha Feabhail1680cTop. Frag. 69
Loghfoyle1681Bishop. Der. ii 46 $251
Backshit1685Bishop. Der. ii 98 $273
Backshit1685Bishop. Der. ii 98 $273
Backshott 1 of 2 shotts in the bay of Culmore1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Backshott 1 of 2 shotts in the bay of Culmore1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Benetorder1685Bishop. Der. ii 97 $273
Benetorder1685Bishop. Der. ii 97 $273
Benhantra1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Benhantra1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Bennegramshea fishing hole in the Crooke of Ember1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Bennegramshea fishing hole in the Crooke of Ember1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Benngranshea1685Bishop. Der. ii 96 $273
Benngranshea1685Bishop. Der. ii 96 $273
Binnetooder fishing hole in the Crooke of Ember1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Binnetooder fishing hole in the Crooke of Ember1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Bunshanton fishing hole in the Crooke of Ember1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Bunshanton fishing hole in the Crooke of Ember1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Carnecodd1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Carnecodd1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Carnicodd1685Bishop. Der. ii 96 $273
Carnicodd1685Bishop. Der. ii 96 $273
Carrickgoran fishing hole in the Crooke of Ember1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Carrickgoran fishing hole in the Crooke of Ember1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Deegenegaffe fishing hole in the Crooke of Ember1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Deegenegaffe fishing hole in the Crooke of Ember1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Deegenegnaaffe1685Bishop. Der. ii 96 $273
Deegenegnaaffe1685Bishop. Der. ii 96 $273
Donnells hole1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Donnells hole1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Maggerlemanny 1 of 2 shotts in the bay of Culmore1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Maggerlemanny 1 of 2 shotts in the bay of Culmore1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Port O Cirnan1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Port O Cirnan1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Porta Cott1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Porta Cott1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Portacott1685Bishop. Der. ii 96 $273
Portacott1685Bishop. Der. ii 96 $273
Porteneaske1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Porteneaske1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Portlaughlen fishing hole in the Crooke of Ember1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Portlaughlen fishing hole in the Crooke of Ember1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Portlaughlin1685Bishop. Der. ii 97 $273
Portlaughlin1685Bishop. Der. ii 97 $273
Portnaclog1685Bishop. Der. ii 96 $273
Portnaclog1685Bishop. Der. ii 96 $273
Portnacloy1685Bishop. Der. ii 97 $273
Portnacloy1685Bishop. Der. ii 97 $273
Portnahull1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Portnahull1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Portneclogh fishing hole in the Crooke of Ember1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Portneclogh fishing hole in the Crooke of Ember1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Portneese fishing hole in the Crooke of Ember1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Portneese fishing hole in the Crooke of Ember1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Portneesse1685Bishop. Der. ii 97 $273
Portneesse1685Bishop. Der. ii 97 $273
Portuhull (Slate Quarry)1685Bishop. Der. ii 97 $273
Portuhull (Slate Quarry)1685Bishop. Der. ii 97 $273
Portuneaske1685Bishop. Der. ii 97 $273
Portuneaske1685Bishop. Der. ii 97 $273
Quiglies point1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Quiglies point1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Reneventragh1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Reneventragh1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Renneguspa1685Bishop. Der. ii 97 $273
Renneguspa1685Bishop. Der. ii 97 $273
Runneguspa1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Runneguspa1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Shantonagh1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Shantonagh1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Slate Quarry, formerly called Portnahull1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Slate Quarry, formerly called Portnahull1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
the 2 Carnes1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
the 2 Carnes1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
the Buggans1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
the Buggans1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
the Faughen Water1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
the Faughen Water1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
the Sleigh1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
the Sleigh1685Bishop. Der. ii 95 $273
Feabhalii Iacus1839?McSkim. Carrick.(1839) 31
~An Feabhal1989GÉ 266
~Loch Feabhail1989GÉ 248
~Loch Feabhail perhaps ""lough/estuary of the lip""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 99
~Loch Feabhail3681AAFM i 40 (AW)
Barony
Londonderry, North-West Lib./Tirkeeran
Parish
Templemore/Faughanvale
Parish in 1851
Templemore/Faughanvale
Townland
None
Place name ID
17099
Place name type
M:W