Information about Moycola

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Moycola
Irish Form of Name:
Magh Cola
Translation:
plain of the gates
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Moycola
Magh Cola
Muigh Cola
Mweecullen By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Moycola Honble. Rev. W. O’Grady, Rector
Moyhancholla Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Moycola Rev. Timothy Geoghegan, P.P.
Comment:
Called Magh Seancomla, by the 4 Masters A.D. 1596
Description:
Proprietor Samuel Barret, Esq., Ballinasloe. No agent. Let to 5 occupying tenants at will at the yearly rent of 22/6 per acre. County Cess 2/11½ per acre. Tithe withheld by the tenantry. Size of farms from 6 to 20 acres. Soil light gravely and stony. Usual crops wheat, oats and potatoes. No bog. Prevailing names Broderick and Kelly. Ruins of an old castle and 2 forts here.
Situation:
On the North East of the parish of Killogilleen, Barony of Dunkellin and County Galway, North of a road leading from Galway to Loughrea.
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.
  • Volume 1 page 622

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Moycola in Galway; Magh-comhla, plain of the gates. See Dernagola and Ardcolagh [reproduced below].
Dernagola in Monaghan; Doire-na-gcomhla [-gola], oak wood of the gates. C of comhla eclipsed by g: p. 3 II [reproduced below]. II. C is eclipsed by g, and the combination (gc) is sounded by g alone. Ballynagappoge in Down; Baile-na-gcopóg, townland of the copógs or dock-leaves. See vol. ii. p. 347 [reproduced below]. Dock-leaf. The diminutive copóg [cuppoge] is the word now always used for the common dock-leaf; but judging from some of the derivatives that follow, it would appear that the primitive cop and another diminutive copán must have been in use at some former time. The usual form (with the adjective suffix ach) is seen in Glencoppogagh in the parish of Upper Bodoney in Tyrone, the glen of the dock-leaves; and with the c eclipsed to g in Lagnagoppoge (lag, a hollow), a little south of Strangford in Down, and in Cloonnagoppoge in Mayo, dock-leaf meadow. This termination, goppoge or gappoge, is extremely common all over the country. From the root cop is formed copánach (by the addition of the diminutive and adjective terminations), signifying a place abounding in dock-leaves, which, with very little change, is anglicised Coppanagh, the name of some places in Ulster, Connaught, and Leinster; while the oblique form gives name to several townlands called Copney and Copany, in Tyrone, Armagh, and Donegal.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
160 0 8
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
96 8 0
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
0 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
96 8 0
Heads of housholds living in the townland at this time:

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Townland:
Moycola is a townland.

Information From Maps

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Moycola
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Moycola
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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Neighbouring Townlands

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Population and Census Information

People who lived here:
You can retrieve a list of people who lived in this townland from 1827 to 1911. This list is compiled from the following resources.
  • The Tithe Applotment Books
  • Griffith's Valuation
  • 1901 Census
  • 1911 Census
List of nineteenth century and early twentieth century inhabitants of this townland.
Church records of births, deaths and marriages:
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Moycola is in the civil parish of Killogilleen.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Killora and Killogilleen
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Killogilleen
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

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