Placenames

 

BALBRADAGH: Baile Bradach, thievish town, bradach – cattle rustling.

 

ROBINSTOWN:  Derived from above.

 

BALBRIGH:          Baile Bruigh, townland of the meadow or lea.

 

BALGILL:              Baile na ngiolla, townland of the servants, gills.

 

BECTIVE:    (a)     Mainistir an Aonaigh, Monastery of the Fair.

 

                       (b)     Monasterium de Beatitudine (Name of Abbey).

                       

                       (c)      Begtech, “tectum parvum”, little palace.

 

BALREASK:            Baile an Réisg, townland of the morass.

 

BALRATH:               Baile an Ráith, townland of the fort.

 

BALSOON:                Baile Samhan, townland of Samhan.

 

CLONCULLEN:        Cluain Chuillinn, meadow of the holly.

 

CHURCHTOWN:    Baile an Teampaill.

 

CLADY:                        Cloichteach, a stone house.

 

DUNLOUGH:            Dún Locha, fort of the lake.

 

DUNDERRY:             Dún Doire, fort of the oak grove.

 

DUNSANY:                 Dún Samhnaidh, the fort of Samhain.

 

GILLTOWN:              Baile na nGiolla,  Townland of the Servants.

 

GRANGE:                    Gráinseach, monastic farm.

 

KILTOOME:               Cill Tuama, Church of the tomb.

 

KILMESSAN:             Cill Measáin, Church of Measan.

 

KILBRIDE:                 Cill Bhríde, Bridget’s Church

 

KILCOOLEY:             Cill Cúile, Church of the Corner.

 

LISMULLIN:              Lios Muileann, fort of the mill.

 

MACETOWN:            Baile Máis, Townland of the hill.

 

RATHNALLY:            Ráth an Eallaigh, fort of the cattle.

 

REASK:                         Moor

 

RETAINE:                    Rataine, Rath Taithin, Taithin’s Fort (Raithín: Little fort?)

 

ROSS:                            Ros, wood.

 

CLADY MEADOWS:   Cluain Chlaidigh

 

DE VERDON PLACE:  De Verdon, relation of Hugh De lacy, Lord of Trim.

 

HOLLYBROOK:            Site of Robinstown Cricket Field.

 

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CASTLE:                        from Caisleán.

 

BAL:                                from Baile

 

DUN, RATH, LIOS:       fort

 

KIL:                                   From  Cill = Church

 

SOURCE:                       The Plains of Royal Meath   (Jack Fitzsimons)

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