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Multyhogy, County Down

Origin

Ir. Muilte Sheoigigh ‘Joy’s mills’ 

Background

The surname Joyce, and its variant Joy, is on record in Ireland since the end of the twelfth century.  It is also found in the name of the district known as Dúiche Sheoigeach, Joyce Country in Co. Galway. The location of the mills referred to in our place-name is now unknown. A substantial part of the district known as Orangefield is located in this townland, including Orangefield Secondary School.

References

P. McK, 2009; revised PT, MÓM 2012

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference

Muilte Hogey ""Hogey''s mills""

1834cJ O'D (OSNB) E 124

Muilte Sheoigigh ""Joy''s mills""

1991NIPNP posters Belfast
Mullnahoge1810Wm. Map (OSNB) E 124,
Montleyhoggy1830cTreas. Warrant (OSNB) E 124
Barony
Castlereagh Upper
Parish
Knockbreda
Parish in 1851
Knockbreda
Townland
None
Place name ID
17546
Place name type
T