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Mullaghbane, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. An Mullach Bán ‘the white summit

Background

Mullaghbane, deriving from An Mullach Bán ‘the white summit ’is a common place-name in Ireland, in all there are 8 townlands so-named, all of which are in Ulster (logainm.ie).  ‘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). It is not clear which summit is referenced in this name as there are no hills marked on any maps (OSNI).

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
1/2 Mullabaine1609Esch. Co. Map 11 pt Dunganon
Mullabane1611CPR Jas I 187a
Mullabane1611OSNB: gen. sources 7
Mullabane1618CPR Jas I 392b
Mullabane1619Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $4 Jac. I
Mullaghbane1619Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $4 Jac. I
Mullabane1621CPR Jas I 536a
Mullaghbane1621CPR Jas I 536a
Mullabane1650cInq. Ult. (Tyrone) $50 Car. I
Mulloghbaan1655cCiv. Surv. 278
Mullaghboan1661BSD 201
Mullaghban1666HMR Tyr. (2) 241
Mullaban1834cOSNB: gen. sources 7
Mullach Ban/White Summit1835cJ O'D (OSNB) 7
~Mullach Ban ""white summit""1936TNCT 39
Barony
Dungannon Middle
Parish
Donaghmore
Parish in 1851
Donaghmore
Townland
None
Place name ID
9873
Place name type
T