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Magherafelt, County Derry

Origin

Ir. Machaire Fíolta [maghera feelta] ‘Fíolta’s plain’.

Background

Town is 16km NE of Cookstown

bar: Loughinsholin

An earlier name for the parish was Teach Fíolta [chagh feelta] ‘Fíolta’s (monastic) house’. The site of the medieval parish church may be marked by the ruins of a later church and graveyard at the bottom of BROAD STREET [Teeoffigalta 1426].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 103

Additional Information

Td Index 1851

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Barony
Loughinsholin
Parish
Magherafelt
Parish in 1851
Magherafelt
Townland
None
Place name ID
5385
Place name type
M:V