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Tullyallen, County Tyrone


perhaps Ir. Tulaigh Álainn ‘beautiful hill’


One possibility for the origin of this name is Tulaigh Almháin 'Almháin's hillock' featuring the personal name Almu (later Almhain), as in the Hill of Allen, which is one proposal for Tullyelmer in Armagh (NIPNP notes). Almu / Almha is a lady of the mythical Tuatha Dé Danann of early Irish literature and pseudo-history who gave her name to the Hill of Allen (Ó Corráin & Maguire 1990: 21) and it is possible that she is similarly associated with other places (Ó Máinnín 2002, 134).
We should also consider Tulaigh Álainn are four townlands named Tullyallen, the others appear in Cos Armagh, Monaghan and Louth ( Given its appearance elsewhere, we will consider this the most likely origin of this name.

References to Killneman (1618), Killaman (1661) etc. probably refer to the Co. Tyrone parish of Killyman (Cill na mBan ‘church of the women’).



Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Tulliallen1609Esch. Co. Map 11 Dunganon pt
Tulliallen1609Esch. Co. Map 11 pt Dunganon
Tuliallen1611CPR Jas I 187a
Kilnaman1614CPR Jas I 274ab
Tullyallen1614Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $2 Jac. I
Killneman1618CPR Jas I 376a
Tullyallen1618CPR Jas I 392b
Tullyallen1619Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $4 Jac. I
Kilnaman1620CPR Jas I 478b
Kilnaman1620cRent Roll (Ó Doibhlin) 179
Killaman1621Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $6 Jac. I
Tullyallen1621CPR Jas I 536a
Killaman1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 Car. I
Tullyalen1650cInq. Ult. (Tyrone) $50 Car. I
Kallaman1655cCiv. Surv. 303
Killaman1655cCiv. Surv. 247,266,267,268
Killaman1655cCiv. Surv. 294,303
Tulliallan1655cCiv. Surv. 278
Killaman1661Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $11 Car. II
Killman1661Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $12 Car. II
Tullyallan1661BSD 201
Killaman1664Sub. Rolls Tyr. 6a
Killanan1664HMR Tyr. (1) 9
Killman1664Sub. Rolls Tyr. 3
Killman1666HMR Tyr. (2) 231
Tulliallen1666HMR Tyr. (2) 241
Tullyallen1777Taylor & Skinner 276
~Tulaigh Alainn ""a beautiful hill""1936TNCT 40
Dungannon Middle
Parish in 1851
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