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Coole, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. An Choill[idh] 'the wood'

Background

The townland of Coole is inland from Ballybeg, two-and-a-half miles east of Coalisland. The name appears to be An Choill[idh] 'the wood' from the spellings Coally 1609, Coill (1654). Possibly another element has dropped. An alternative is An Chúil 'the corner or nook'.

References

McKay, P and Muhr, K. 'Lough Neagh Places: Their names and origins' (2007:93)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Coally1609Esch. Co. Map no.20
Coill1655cCiv. Surv. p.249
Coole1655cCiv. Surv. p.298
Coole1661BSD 171
Coole1664HMR Tyr. (1) 9
Cole1666HMR Tyr. (2) 240
Coole1834cOSNB: gen. sources 20
~Cuil/A corner or angle1834cJ O'D (OSNB) 20
~Cul ""the back of a hill""1936TNCT 46
(?)Coill[e] ""[of the] wood""2001PNP talk KM/BrocaghTds
Barony
Dungannon Middle
Parish
Clonoe
Parish in 1851
Clonoe
Townland
None
Place name ID
9614
Place name type
T