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Magho, County Fermanagh

Origin

Machadh [maghoo] ‘milking-field, pasture’.

Background

13km E of Belleek

par: Inishmacsaint bar: Magheraboy

The conspicuous CLIFFS OF MAGHO lie a short distance to the south-west.

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 104

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Maghoo1817GJM M'stephana (OSNB) Magheraboy 54 B
Maho1834cOSM xiv 74
Maho South1834cOSM xiv 71
Maho South td mountain 1,033.10 ft above sea level1834cOSM xiv 71
~Machadh ""a plain""1834cOSNB Inf. 54 B162
~Macha-eo ""milking field (macha) of the yew""1913Joyce iii 497
~Machadh ""milking-field, pasture""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 104
Barony
Magheraboy
Parish
Inishmacsaint
Parish in 1851
Inishmacsaint
Townland
None
Place name ID
7224
Place name type
T