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Killyboggin, County Derry


 Ir. Cúil an Bhogáin "recess of the quagmire"


Dinneen records bogán in the sense of "quagmire" in Co. Derry, and this is probably the sense of the final element here (Dinneen sv. bogán).  Munn points out that the eastern part of the townland is boggy (Munn's Notes 131).  A number of 17th-century forms indicate that the initial element should probably be taken to be cúil "corner, nook, recess", rather than coill "wood" or cill "church".  A similar development of cúil occurs in the name Killynumber in the parish of Kilcronaghan. It appears from the Escheated Counties Maps that Killyboggin was formerly known by the name Ballytauniloure or the like.  No authoritative derivation can be offered for this name as all the attestations are found in related sources.


Toner (1996, 98-99)

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Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)B: tauniloure1609Esch. Co. Map 14
(?)Ballytannylour1613Charter of Londonderry 391
Calabogan1613Lond. Comp. Valuation 308
Coolabogan1622Phillips MSS (Maps) Plate 28
Callovogan1654Civ. Surv. iii 176
Collovogan1654Civ. Surv. iii 177
(?)Ballytametoure1657Bishop. Der. i 265
Cullabogan1659cCensus 1659 136
Callovogan1661BSDc 63
Culleboghan1663HMR (Ò Doibhlin 2) 68
Kilbogan1813Sampson's Map
~Coill bog ""the wet wood""1821MacCloskey's Stat. Report 60
Killy-+bog-in1834cOSNB Pron. No. 8
Killyboggan1834cBar. Coll. (OSNB) No. 8
Killyboggin1834cCustom of Country (OSNB) No. 8
Killybogin1834cOSNB: gen. sources No. 8
~Coill a''bhogain ""wood of the bog""1834cJ O'D (OSNB) No. 8
~Coill-a''-bhogáin ""wood of the bog or quagmire""1913Joyce iii 417
~Coill-a-bhogain ""The woods of the little bog""1925Munn's Notes 131
Parish in 1851
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