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Oghill, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Eochaill “yew wood”

Background

The little townland of Oghill is situated about a mile and a half north-west of Lisnaskea.  It is bounded on its south-western side by a curving section of Colebrooke River.  The main road from Lisnaskea to Enniskillen passes through this townland.

The derivation of Oghill is clearly Eochaill “yew wood” as previously suggested.  The compound eochaill is made up of eo “yew” plus caill, a variant of coill “wood”, and is discussed under the name of the townland of Garvoghill (<Garbheochaill “rough yew wood”) which lies about a mile to the north and which may have been named by way of contrast with Oghill.


References

(info. from McKay, P. (2004): Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. 8 p. 158)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
oghill1609Esch. Co. Map 8 M''stephena
Aghill1612CPR Jas I 232b
Oghell1620CPR Jas I 482b
Oghill1628Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) $2 Car.I
Oghill1639Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) $41 Car.I
oghill1657c B112
Oghill1661BSDc
James Nettervill of Ochill County Ferm1662cCourt of Claims $412
Ochill (Carramilath, Tatturan+, tates N''ville)1662cCourt of Claims $412
Ochill (tate, J Netterville 1641)1662cCourt of Claims $412
Oghill1667ASE 162 b 25
Ohill (betw r. C''brooke & H''brooke, M~S~)1672cHib. Del. Fermanagh
Oaghill1675ASE 231 b 41
Oghill1680BSD (Ó Maolagáin) 530
Oghil1817GJM M'stephana (OSNB) B112
Oaghill1824Bnd. Sur. (OSNB) B112
Oaghil1833Mr Buck's Letter (OSNB) B112
~Eochaill ""yew-wood""1834cDonnell Maguire (OSNB) B112
Oghill1862Griffith's Val.
~eóchaill ""yew-wood""1869Joyce i 511
Barony
Magherastephana
Parish
Aghalurcher
Parish in 1851
Aghalurcher
Townland
None
Place name ID
19482
Place name type
T