Placenamesni.orgthe history behind our place-names

Curraghmacall, County Tyrone

Origin

Currach Mhic Cathmhaoil ‘McCall’s or Campbell’s marsh or moor’

Background

Mac Cathmhaoil which can be anglicized McCall, Campbell, McCaulfied etc. is the name of a branch of the Cenél Eoghain and thus a sub-sept of the O’Neills, claiming descent from the 5th-century king of Ireland Niall of the Nine Hostages.

References

Pat McKay/ Kay Muhr

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Curraghmacall1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) no.44
~Currach mic Cathail ""Moor of the Son of Cahill""1835cJ O'D (OSNB) no.44
~Currach Mhic Cathail: Moor of Cathal''s son1920cTNCT 5
Corrach Mhic Cathmhaoil ""MacCall''s marsh""2003PNP talk PMcK/Omagh DC
Barony
Omagh West
Parish
Longfield West
Parish in 1851
Longfield West
Townland
None
Place name ID
3628
Place name type
T