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Artnagullian, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. Ard na gCuileann ‘height of the holly trees’

Background

The historical spellings of the name of the townland of Artnagullian are fairly uniform (e.g. Artnegulen 1669, Artnagullian 1780) and the most satisfactory interpretation of the place-name is Ard na gCuileann ‘height of the holly trees’. There are a number of low hills in the townland. Artnagullian was one of the ‘sixteen towns of Connor’, i.e. one of sixteen townlands in the vicinity of the cathedral of Connor which were the property of the bishop of the diocese (O’Laverty iii 285).

References

Pat McKay

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Cragankell1657cDS (Par. Map) Connor
Artnegulen1669HMR Ant. 120
Cragankell1672cHib. Del. Antrim
Artnagullian1780Lendrick Map
~Árd na gCuilleán ""height of the hollies""1832cJ O'D (OSNB) B94 B43
Artnagullion Ard na Guillen ""Height of Rotten Wate1934Magill's Antrim 64
~Ard na gCros1989GÉ 176
~Ard na gCros1989GÉ 176
Barony
Antrim Lower
Parish
Connor
Parish in 1851
Connor
Townland
None
Place name ID
1754
Place name type
T