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Mullaghmore Glebe, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir.  Mullach Mór ‘great top/summit’ + E.Glebe

Background

Mullaghmore is a common townland name in Ireland, particularly in the northern half (Census 1871).  In Irish it is usually Mullach Mór ‘great top or summit’.  ‘Topographically [mullach] is generally used to denote smaller eminences’, according to Joyce, ‘though we find it occasionally applied to hills of considerable elevation’ (Joyce i 392). In all there are roughly forty Irish townlands named Mullaghmore, mainly in Ulster and Connacht. The appendage glebe is a commonly featured English element in townlands across Ireland and there are 17 townlands named ‘Glebe’ in Antrim alone. The term glebe refers to land set aside for the upkeep of the clergyman of a parish (McKay 2009, 73).

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Mullamore1609Esch. Co. Map 11 pt Dunganon
Mullamore1620CPR Jas I 478a
Mullamore1620CPR Jas I 278b
Mullaghmoore1625Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $1 Car. I
Mullaghmore1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 Car. I
Mullaghmore1650cInq. Ult. (Tyrone) $50 Car. I
Shanemullagh1650cInq. Ult. (Tyrone) $50 Car. I
Mulloghmore1655cCiv. Surv. 304
Mologhmore1661Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $3 Car. II
Mulloghmore1661BSD 202
(?)Mullaghmor1666HMR Tyr. (2) 242
Barony
Dungannon Middle
Parish
Donaghmore
Parish in 1851
Donaghmore
Townland
None
Place name ID
9695
Place name type
T