Village Names

Moygownagh, Co. Mayo in the West of Ireland


Name Irish Translation Meaning
Moygownagh Magh Gamhnach Plain of the milch cows
Ardvarney Ard-Bhearna High Gap
Attyshane Ait Tighe Seaghain Site of John’s House
Ballaghamuck Bealach Muc Road of the pigs
Behy Beithneach Abounding in beech trees
Bunnaveela    
Curwolly Cor Bhuaile Odd booley or the round hill of the booly
Doobeha Dubh-Bheith Black Birch
Drumnanaughull Druim na n-Aingeal The ridge of the angels
Firriy Foireamh Woody or scrubby land
Furmweel    
Knockananny Cnoc an Eanaigh Hill of the marsh
Laghtanwac Leacht an Bhaic Monument of the bend
Lassanny Leasanna Earthen forts
Lecarrowanwadthy Leath-Cheathramhadh an Mhaide Half-quarter of the stick
Shanvodinnaun Sean-Bhoth Doinneáin Dinnan’s old hut
Tawnywadthyduff Tamhnach an Mhadaidh Field of the black dog
Fahy Faithche A green, a fair green
Fairfield Lower    
Fairfield Upper    
Fortland    
Gortmalire Gort na Ladhar Field of the forks
Tobbermoremalae    
Gurtnahurra Lower    
Gurtnahurra Upper    
Gurtskedda Gort Sceide Field of the Fright