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Garvagh, County Derry

Origin

Ir. Garbhachadh [garivaghoo] ‘rough field’.

Background

9km NW of Kilrea

par: Errigal bar: Coleraine

The village was founded c.1615 by George Canning of the Ironmongers guild of London [Garvaghy 1634].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 72

Additional Information

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Barony
Coleraine
Parish
Errigal
Parish in 1851
Errigal
Townland
None
Place name ID
2090
Place name type
T