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Tamlaght, County Derry


Ir. Tamlacht 'burial ground'


 The place-name Tamhlacht is a fairly common one, there being in all twenty-five townlands (mainly in the north of Ireland) whose names derive from this Irish form. The element tamlacht in place-names originally denoted a pagan burial site, but it is of fairly common occurrence in the names of early ecclesiastical sites, as Christian churches were often constructed on sites of pagan burial (Flanagan 1981-2, 74). There are no maps available to attempt to source the referent of this name.  


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Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Taugh Cadan (Aughulow+ +Dunbox)1570?Bishop. Der. ii 509 $456
Tawlaghtard1610Bishop. Der. i 58
Tawlagharde1615CPR Jas I 279b
Tawlaghtarde1615Bishop. Der. i 104
Tamlagharde1654Civ. Surv. iii 216
Tamlogbegg1654Civ. Surv. iii 216
Taulatard1659cCensus 1659 130
Taulatbeg1659cCensus 1659 130
Tamlathbeg1663HMR (Ò Doibhlin 2) 54
Tamlotherd1663HMR (Ò Doibhlin 2) 54
Tamlabeg1672cHib. Del. Co.Londondery
Tamlahard1672cHib. Del. Co.Londondery
""the burying place""1835OSM xi 126
Aidan''s Pulpit, natural rock formation above the c1835OSM xi 88
Bishop Aidan''s Chair, a natural formation of rock1835OSM xi 128
Elspiaidan''s Well, holy well, called after a Bisho1835OSM xi 129
St. Aidan''s Pulpit, a rude stone seat on a hill1835OSM xi 103
Tober Easbog Cadan ""the well of Bishop Cadan""1835OSM xi 103
Tubber Aspug Aidan ""the well of Bishop Aidan""1835OSM xi 88
Tubber-Aspug-Aidan1835OSM xi 144
a fort of earth and stones1835OSM xi 127
the Three Sisters, three springs very close to eac1835OSM xi 99
~Taimhleacht ""a plague monument""1869Joyce i 162
~taimhleacht ""The Plague Monument""1925Munn's Notes 236
Parish in 1851
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