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Achill Island Village Names 


Common Name

Old Irish Name

Meaning

Ashleam

Aisleim

A rebound.

Bellanasally

Beal an atha Salaig

Mouth of the muddy ford.

Breanaskill

Brean Ascaill

Foul angle.

Bullsmouth

Beai an Bhullain

Mouth of the well in the rock.

Bunacurry

Bun an Churraigh

Lower part of the bog.

Camport

Cam Port

Crooked harbour or port.

Cashel

Caiseal

Stone fort.

Cloghmore

Cloch Mhor

Big stone.

Croaghaun

Cruachan

Little rick.

Derreens

An Doirin

Small wood.

Dooagh

Dumha Achadh

Black plain.

Dooega

Dumha Eige

Black land.

Dookinella or Dookinelly

Dumha Cinn Aille

Sandbank at the head of 
the cliff.

Dugort or Doogort

Dumha Goirt

Black field.

Dooniver

Dun ibhir

Iver's fort.

Keel

An Caol

The narrows.

Keem

An Choim

The valley.

Minaun

Cnoc mo-Fhionan

St. Fionan's hill.

Mweelin

Maoilin

Hill top.

Salia

Saile

Salt water.

Slievemore

Sliabh Mor

Big mountain.

Sraheens

Na Sraithini

Small holms.

Valley or Tonatanvally

Toin an tSean-bhaile

Bottom of the old town or home.


Village information derived from Map and Guide to Achill 1988


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