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Coagh, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. An Cuach ‘the hollow’.

Background

The townland and village of Coagh is five mile east of COOKSTOWN and stands on the east bank of the Ballinderry River, on the border with Co. Derry. Its name is derived from Irish An Cuach which literally means 'the bowl, drinking cup' but in place-names is used symbolically to refer to a cup-like hollow in the ground. In 1666 William Coningham and Glasney McRory were liable to pay hearth money tax (HMR Tyr. 237)

References

McKay, P and Muhr, K. 'Lough Neagh Places: Their names and origins' (2007:99)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Coagh1639Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $46 Car. I
Cogh1655cCiv. Surv. p.252
Ceagh1661Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $4 Car. II
Coaga1661Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $24 Car. II
Coah1664HMR Tyr. (1) 4
Coagh1666HMR Tyr. (2) 237
~Cuach ""a round hill""1830J O'D (OSNB) D21 B46
~cuas ""A cave/grotto/low-lying hollw place""1936TNCT 24
Barony
Dungannon Upper
Parish
Tamlaght
Parish in 1851
Tamlaght
Townland
None
Place name ID
5867
Place name type
T