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Glasmullagh, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Glasmhullach ‘green summit’

Background

The place-name Glasmullagh is common in Counties Fermanagh and Tyrone. The name derives from the Irish Glasmhullach ‘green summit’. Note that while the element glas in modern Irish translates as ‘green’, glas in a place-name may well have been originally used in its older meaning ‘grey’. Dinneen translates glas as ‘green, verdant (as grass); grey (as a horse, cloth, stone, etc.); bluish-grey; silvery, bright, lustrous (of the eye) (Dinneen s.v. glas).

References

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Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Glasmullah1609Esch. Co. Map 11 pt Dunganon
Glasmullah1609Esch. Co. Map 11 Dunganon pt
Glasmulagh1611OSNB: gen. sources 7
Glassmullagh1611CPR Jas I 187a
Glassmullagh1614Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $2 Jac.I
Glassmullagh1618CPR Jas I 392b
Glassmullagh1619Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $4 Jac. I
Glasmullagh1621CPR Jas I 536a
Glassmullah1666HMR Tyr. (2) 242
Glassmullagh1834cOSNB: gen. sources 7
~Glas-Mhullach/Green Summit1835J O'D (OSNB) 7
~Glas Mullach ""green summit""1936TNCT 39
Barony
Dungannon Middle
Parish
Donaghmore
Parish in 1851
Donaghmore
Townland
None
Place name ID
9762
Place name type
T