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Magilligan Point, County Derry

Origin

Ir. Aird Mhic Giollagáin [ardge vick gillagine] ‘MacGilligan’s point’.

Background

Flat coastal district adjoining the NE shore of Lough Foyle

bar: Keenaght

Magilligan is named from the low, sandy MAGILLIGAN POINT at the entrance to Lough Foyle in the townland of LOWER DOAGHS. The parish of Magilligan goes by thealias name of TAMLAGHTARD and the ruins of the medieval parish church are adjacent to the modern Catholic church of St Aidan, in the townland of TAMLAGHT. The surname Mac Giollagáin ‘MacGilligan/Magilligan’ is indigenous to Co. Derry [Tamhloght Aird Mhic Giollagan c.1675].

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Additional Information

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Barony
Keenaght
Parish
Magilligan
Parish in 1851
Magilligan
Townland
None
Place name ID
22
Place name type
M:C