Information about Moycullen
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
plain of the holly
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Moycullin Beaufort’s Map of Ireland
Moycullin Carlisle’s Topl. Dict.
Moycullen Parish County Book
Moycullen County Map
Moycullen County Quaere
Moycullen County Registry for 
Moycullin Down Survey 1655
Moycullen High Constable, Edwd. O’Flaherty, Esq.
Mach Uillinn Local
Moycullen Population List 1821
Moycullen Printed Townland list
Moycullen Parish Sketch Map
Ullinn’s plain or field
The parish in its greatest extend from North to South is 9 British miles and from E. to W. 9 British miles nearly. It is divided into 71 townlands. The principal roads running through this parish are from Galway to Oughterard and from thence to Clifden. The nearest market town is Galway.
In the Barony of Moycullen or Iarconnaught and County of Galway. Bounded on the N. and W. by the parish of Killannin, on E. by Lough Corrib and on South by the Parish of Rahoon and part of Galway Bay.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
If you notice any inaccuracies with any of the above, please e-mail
©Galway Public Library.