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Tullylinn, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Tulaigh Linne ‘hill of the pool’

Background

The first element in this place-name is tulaigh, the oblique form of tulach ‘hill’ which is typically anglicised tully-. The second element, linn ‘pool’ can refer to any body of water such as a pond, lake or the sea. There are no obvious bodies of water within the townland to which this name could refer (OSNI). However, it is entirely possible that a previous lake in the townland has since been drained or has dried up.

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Tully linn1830cPrentis' MS (OSNB) no.115
Tullylinn1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) no.115
Tulah-lin1834cOSNB Pron. no.115
Tulloch-linn ""hill at the pool""1834cBallymore inf. no.115
Tullylinn1834cEvans's Return (OSNB) no.115
Tullylinn1834cOSNB Inf. no.115
Tullylinn1834cSamuel Bryson (OSNB) no.115
~Tulaigh linne ""hill of the pond""1834cOSNB Inf. no.115
Barony
Orior Lower
Parish
Ballymore
Parish in 1851
Ballymore
Townland
None
Place name ID
17866
Place name type
T