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Coleraine Parish, County Derry

Origin

Ir. Cúil Raithin [kool rahin] ‘corner/nook of ferns’.

Background

Town is on the Lower Bann, 12km NW of Ballymoney

The town of Coleraine which is mainly east of the Lower Bann in the townland of COLERAINE AND SUBURBS contains the site of an early monastery which may be marked by the present Church of Ireland parish church. The latter dates from 1614, though much altered since then.

The portion of the town which is west of the river is divided between the townlands of WATERSIDE and CHURCHLAND in the parish of KILLOWEN. Coleraine was the original name of the county of Londonderry and has also given name to the baronies of COLERAINE and NORTH-EAST LIBERTIES OF COLERAINE [(cellola) Cuile Raithin c.630].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 45

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Cul Rathain0725AFM 725,930,972,988
Cul Rathain0725AFM 725,930,972,988
~Cúl rathain0725AFM i 322
~Cúl rathain0725AFM i 322
~Cuile Raithin, combustio0731AU (Mac Airt) 182
~Cuile Raithin, combustio0731AU (Mac Airt) 182
~Cúlae Rathin0830cFél. Óeng. Nov 11 p234
~Cúlae Rathin0830cFél. Óeng. Nov 11 p234
Cul Raithin0900cTrip. Life (Stokes) 166,329
Cul Raithin0900cTrip. Life (Stokes) 166,329
~Cuile rathain, abb0930AFM ii 626
~Cuile rathain, abb0930AFM ii 626
~Cuile Rathin, princeps0932AU (Mac Airt) 392
~Cuile Rathin, princeps0932AU (Mac Airt) 392
~Cúile raithin, airchinneach0972AFM ii 698
~Cúile raithin, airchinneach0972AFM ii 698
~Chúile ratháin, airchindeach0988AFM ii 722
~Chúile ratháin, airchindeach0988AFM ii 722
~Cuile Rathain, airchinnech0989AU (Mac Airt) 422
~Cuile Rathain, airchinnech0989AU (Mac Airt) 422
~Cuil Rathain, coro loiscet1101AU (Mac Airt) 538
~Cuil Rathain, coro loiscet1101AU (Mac Airt) 538
Cul Rathain1110AFM 1110,1122,1171
Cul Rathain1110AFM 1110,1122,1171
~Cula Rathain, airchinnech1110AU (Mac Airt) 550
~Cula Rathain, airchinnech1110AU (Mac Airt) 550
~Cúla rathain, airchinneach1110AFM ii 988
~Cúla rathain, airchinneach1110AFM ii 988
~Cúile rathain, airchindeach1122AFM ii 1014
~Cúile rathain, airchindeach1122AFM ii 1014
~Cuil Raithin, [Coirpre] ó1170cMart. Gorm. Nov 11n p216
~Cuil Raithin, [Coirpre] ó1170cMart. Gorm. Nov 11n p216
~(?)i Cuil-in-tuaisce[i]rt1171AU ii 168
~(?)i Cuil-in-tuaisce[i]rt1171AU ii 168
~Cuil-rathain, co roairgset1171AU ii 168
~Cuil-rathain, co roairgset1171AU ii 168
~Cúil rathain1171AFM ii 1182
~Cúil rathain1171AFM ii 1182
Cul Rathain1177AFM 1177,1213,1221
Cul Rathain1177AFM 1177,1213,1221
~Cuil-rathain, co roloiscset1177AU ii 188
~Cuil-rathain, co roloiscset1177AU ii 188
~cul rathain1177AFM iii 32
~cul rathain1177AFM iii 32
~cuile Rathain, caislen1213AFM iii 178
~cuile Rathain, caislen1213AFM iii 178
~go cúil raithin1213AFM iii 176
~go cúil raithin1213AFM iii 176
~Cula-rathain, castel1214AU ii 256
~Cula-rathain, castel1214AU ii 256
~go cúlrathain1221AFM iii 202
~go cúlrathain1221AFM iii 202
~Cula-rathain, caistel1222AU ii 270
~Cula-rathain, caistel1222AU ii 270
~Chuil-rathain, caislen1228AU ii 280
~Chuil-rathain, caislen1228AU ii 280
~co Cuil-rathain1248AU ii 308
~co Cuil-rathain1248AU ii 308
~drochat na Banna, co n-dearnadur1248AU ii 308-310
~drochat na Banna, co n-dearnadur1248AU ii 308-310
~droichet na banna1248AFM iii 328
~droichet na banna1248AFM iii 328
Cul Rathain1376AFM 1376,1514
Cul Rathain1376AFM 1376,1514
~Cula-rathain, a port1376AU ii 556
~Cula-rathain, a port1376AU ii 556
~cúile Rathain, i bpurt1376AFM iv 666
~cúile Rathain, i bpurt1376AFM iv 666
~o Chul raithin1400cFél. Óeng. Nov 11n p240
~o Chul raithin1400cFél. Óeng. Nov 11n p240
Culrathyn1418Cal. Papal Letters vii 76
Culrathyn alias Culrath1418Cal. Papal Letters vii 75
Culrayn1465cCal. Papal Letters xii 538
~a Cuil-rathain1513AU iii 510
~a Cuil-rathain1513AU iii 510
~Cúil-rathain, caislen1514AU iii 512
~Cúil-rathain, caislen1514AU iii 512
~chúla rathain, caislén1514AFM v 1328
~chúla rathain, caislén1514AFM v 1328
Culrane1602Bishop. Der. i 27
Colraine1603CPR Jas I 36a
Colrane1603Inq. Ult. (Derry) $1,3 Jac. I
Coolrane1603Inq. Ult. (Derry) $4 Jac. I
Culrane1603Inq. Ult. (Derry) $2 Jac. I
Coleraine1604CPR Jas I 57b
Colerane1604Bishop. Der. i 30
Colrane1604Bishop. Der. i 30
Coolrane1604Bishop. Der. i 30
Coleraine1605CPR Jas I 71b,83a,
Collerane1605CPR Jas I 72b
Colraine1605CPR Jas I 71b,83a
Colrane1605CPR Jas I 72b
Coolerane1605CPR Jas I 72b
Coleraine1606CPR Jas I 93a
Coleraine1608CPR Jas I 122b
Colraine1608CPR Jas I 131b
Coleraine1609-Bishop. Der. i 79
Colerain1609cBp Montgomery Sur. (SAM 17) 48
Colerain1609cBp Montgomery Sur. (SAM 17) 48
Coleraine1610CPR Jas I 183b
Colerane1610CPR Jas I 174a
Colraine1610Bishop. Der. i 33-38
Colrane1610CPR Jas I 174b,183
Colrane mon1610Speed's Ulster
Coolerane1610Bishop. Der. i 57-59,62,63,7
Coleraine1611Bishop. Der. i 78
Colraine1611Bishop. Der. i 78
Colrane1611CPR Jas I 200b
Coleraine1612Bishop. Der. i 84-93
Coleraine1612CPR Jas I 224b,229
Colrain1612CPR Jas I 224b
Colraine1612CPR Jas I 228a
Colraine1612Bishop. Der. i 84
Colrane1612CPR Jas I 227b
Coleraine1613CPR Jas I 264a
Coleraine1613Charter of Londonderry 11,64-69,73,74
Coleraine1613Charter of Londonderry 77-81,85,87,89
Coleraine1613Charter of Londonderry 121,125-7
Coleraine1613Charter of Londonderry 92,95,112,120,
Coleraine1613Charter of Londonderry 387
Colraine1613CPR Jas I 248a,255
Colrane1613CPR Jas I 249a,258
Coleraine1615CPR Jas I 279a
Colerane1615Bishop. Der. i 103
Colraine1615CPR Jas I 280a,286
Colraine1616?Bishop. Der. i 119
Coleraine1617CPR Jas I 354a
Coleraine1617CPR Jas I 354a
Colraine1617CPR Jas I 338b,339
Colraine1617CPR Jas I 338b,339
Colrane1617CPR Jas I 326a
Colrane1617CPR Jas I 326a
Colraine1617cBishop. Der. i 125
Colerane1618CPR Jas I 392b
Colerane1618CPR Jas I 392b
Colrane1618CPR Jas I 378ab,27
Colrane1618CPR Jas I 378ab,27
Colerane1618cPynnar's Sur. Ulster 224$184
Colraine1619CPR Jas I 431b,433
Colraine1619CPR Jas I 431b,433
Coleraine1621CPR Jas I 535a
Coleraine1621CPR Jas I 535a
Coleraine1622Phillips MSS (Maps) 147,153,155
Colerane1622CPR Jas I 560a
Colerane1622CPR Jas I 560a
Colran1622Phillips MSS (Maps) 155
Colrane1622Phillips MSS (Maps) 148
Coltane1622Phillips MSS (Maps) 155
Coleraine1623CPR Jas I 564a
Coleraine1623CPR Jas I 564a
Coleraine1624CPR Jas I 588a
Coleraine1624CPR Jas I 588a
~ó Chuil Raithin1630cMart. Don. Nov 11 p304
~ó Chuil Raithin1630cMart. Don. Nov 11 p304
Coleraine1634Bishop. Der. i 174
Coolerane1635Inq. Ult. (Derry) $2 Car. I
Collraine1638Bishop. Der. i 223
Colrane1639Bishop. Der. i 226
Colrane1640Bishop. Der. i 231,232
Colrane1641Bishop. Der. i 242
~Cúl Rathin1645cCín Lae Ó M. 6
~co Cúl Rathain1645cCín Lae Ó M. 11
~go Cúl Rathain1645cCín Lae Ó M. 5, 12
~muinter Cúl Rathain1645cCín Lae Ó M. 3
~slúagh Cúl Rathain1645cCín Lae Ó M. 13
Coleraine1653cBishop. Der. i 245
Coleaine1654Civ. Surv. iii 144
Colera-1654Civ. Surv. iii 143
Coleraine1654Civ. Surv. iii 152,153,155
Coleraine1654Civ. Surv. iii 144
Colerane1654Civ. Surv. iii 143
Colleraine1654Civ. Surv. iii 198
Collraine1654Civ. Surv. iii 198,210
Coulraine1654Civ. Surv. iii 168,177
Coleraine1657Bishop. Der. i 279
Collraine1657Bishop. Der. i 314
Colraine1657Bishop. Der. i 275,276,279,2
Colraine1657Bishop. Der. i 247,254-257,2
Colraine1657Bishop. Der. i 305,306,310,3
Colrane1657Bishop. Der. i 248,254,262,2
Colrayne1657Bishop. Der. i 309
Colraine1659cCensus 1659 139,145
Colraine1661Bishop. Der. i 327
Coleraine1663HMR (Ò Doibhlin 2) 58,60
Colrayne1664Bishop. Der. i 380
Colerane1665cBishop. Der. i 399
Colrane1666Bishop. Der. i 402,403
Colraine1667cBishop. Der. i 409
Coleraine1670Bishop. Der. i 429
Colerane1670Bishop. Der. i 428
Cooleraine1675Bishop. Der. ii 10 $216
Cooleraine1675Bishop. Der. ii 10 $216
Colraine1678Bishop. Der. ii 38 $242
Colraine1678Bishop. Der. ii 38 $242
Colerain1684Bishop. Der. ii 70 $263
Colerain1684Bishop. Der. ii 70 $263
Colrane1684Bishop. Der. ii 84 $264
Colrane1684Bishop. Der. ii 84 $264
Coolra[ine]1692Bishop. Der. ii 135 $298
Coolra[ine]1692Bishop. Der. ii 135 $298
Collrane1700Bishop. Der. ii 381 $428
Collrane1700Bishop. Der. ii 381 $428
Colrane1700Bishop. Der. ii 381 $428
Colrane1700Bishop. Der. ii 381 $428
Coleraine (James Stewart)1770Reg. Deeds abstracts ii 220 $444
Coleraine (James Stewart)1770Reg. Deeds abstracts ii 220 $444
Colerain1780Lendrick Map
Colerain P.1780Lendrick Map
Coleraine (John Davies)1804Reg. Deeds abstracts iii 180 $288
Coleraine (John Davies)1804Reg. Deeds abstracts iii 180 $288
Coleraine (Mary Rice)1813Reg. Deeds abstracts iii 279 $435
Coleraine (Mary Rice)1813Reg. Deeds abstracts iii 279 $435
Colrane1829Inq. Ult. (Derry) $9 Car. I
Coularne1839?McSkim. Carrick.(1839) 128
~Cuil-rathain...""the corner of the ferns""1869Joyce i 531
~Cuil-rathain...""the corner of the ferns""1869Joyce i 531
Coleraine1873Mon. Hib. 162
Coleraine1873Mon. Hib. 162
~Cuil-Rathain ""The corner of the ferns""1925Munn's Notes 101
~Cuil-Rathain ""The corner of the ferns""1925Munn's Notes 101
~Cuil-rathain ""The corner of the ferns""1925Joyce (Munn) 104,531
~Cuil-rathain ""The corner of the ferns""1925Joyce (Munn) 104,531
~Cúil Raithin1989GÉ 206
Cúil Raithin ""ferny corner""1991NIPNP posters Coleraine
Cúil Raithin ""ferny corner""1991NIPNP posters Coleraine
Cúil Raithin "" corner of bracken""1999Cel. Ulst. Tds 15
~Cúil Raithin ""corner/nook of ferns""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 45
~Cúil Raithin ""corner/nook of ferns""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 45
Cúil Raithin ""corner/nook of ferns""2002Culture NI PNN PMcK/JP
Cúil Raithin ""corner/nook of ferns""2002Culture NI PNN PMcK/JP
Barony
Coleraine, North-East Liberties of
Parish
Coleraine
Parish in 1851
Coleraine
Townland
None
Place name ID
214
Place name type
P