Townlands – Parish of Inismacsaint – South of the Erne

In some situations there can be a choice of meaning, where this occurs all are given.

Aghamuldoney  = The field of the Muldowney’s

AGHO.  =  A field.

Ardees Upper. = The heights, plural.

Ardees Lower. =  The heights, plural.


Ardgart.  =   The high garden. 

Lough Anierin,  Tullynawore.

Barr of Slattinagh. = The top of the place of the slats/rods/ twigs.


Barr of Drumgormly. = The top of the ridge of Gormley.

Barr of Drumbadmeen. = The top of the smooth ridge/ the shape of a boat/ a place for ferries.

Lough Naman, Colcarrick.

Barr of Slawin. The top of the slippery slope.

Carricknagrower Lough.

Bolusty More. = The big well tilled land.

Bolusty Beg. =    The small well tilled land.

Brollagh. = The breast of a hill.

Callagheen. = The little church. St. Ninny’s hill & well.

Tober Ninny, Ninney’s Hill, Glennalunn. The glen of the blackbird. (not Glennalough or Glennalong)

Carran Beg. = The small rocky place

Carran More. = The large rocky place.

Carrogolagh. = The place of the slippy/oily stone. The rock of the Gallowglasses.

Carrigan. = A little rock.

Crockroe, Tullraver, Lough Acrottan, Tullyeenta, Laghtmacdonnell, Lough Formal, Lough Avrillen, Lough Naminfin, Carrickwaddyroe, Carrickowenoge, Black Rocks.

Carran West. = The west rock.


Cashelnadrea. = The raised round stone fort

Rushey Hill.

Corgary. = The rough round hill/or hill of the garden.

Cornadarum. = Round hill of the two ridges.

Cornahaltie. = Round hill of the kiln./Wooded drumlin.

Corrakeel. = The place of the eel weir/ ford/ causeway.

Corramore. = The big weir.

Corry. = The swampy place.


Derrynacross. = The oak place of the cross of the prayer station. / The ringed oak grove/belt/band.

Derrynameeo. = Oak grove of the cows.

Drumataffin.  = The ridge of the Mass place.

Drumbadmeeen. = The smooth ridge.

Drumbadreevagh. = The grey ridge.

Drumcrow West. = The hard ridge.

Drumlisaleen. = The ridge of the little fort.

Drumnasreane = The ridge of the bridle.

Drumavanty River. (not shown on map).  = The ridge of the Nunnery.

Farrancassidy. = The place of the O’Cassidy’s (Doctors to the Maguire’s/ O’Flanagan’s.)

Fassagh. = Uncoltivated place/a wilderness.

Raths. Bradoge River.

A Fastery. = A pass through shrubbery/ staplings.

Frevagh. = Abounding in roots. E/g pignuts.


Garrison.  = A garrison town.

Cow Park.

Garvos. = Rough area.

Glen East. The east glen/valley.


Glen West. = The west Glen/valley.

Tullyederamone. Tullybelcoo.Tullynanny Lough.

Gorteen. =  A little field.

Gortnalee. = The tiled field of the calves.

Inismacsaint   =  The Island of the Sorrel Plain.

Killcoo.   = The church of Mochua.

Killymore. = The large church.

Killybeg. =    The small church.

Chambered Grave, (Gaints Grave)Standing Stones, Stone Circle.

Knockarevan. = The hill of the skylark/pipit. The hill of the oyster catcher.

Knocknashangan. = The hill of the ants.

Legg. = The hollow’s

Leglehid. = A broad section of land. ?


Lergan. = Side of a hill.


Loughnachork. = The lake of the marsh.

Lough Erne.   Ernai, a tribe of people.

Lough Navar. = The lake of the men.

Maghoo. = The milking field of the Yew trees.

Meenacloyabane. = Smooth fields of the white stone.

Carricknagrower, Derrylateeve.

Mooneendogue.  = The small black bog.

Rath, Carrickbrisknagh.

Muggalnagrow. = ? A hard place/round hill in a marshy land.

Scotstown, Derrygeehan, Coollum.

Muckenagh. = The place of the pigs.

Roogagh. = Redish land.

Ross. = The point of a place.

Deans lough.

Rosscor. = The round promontory/ The twisted wood.

Rusheen. = The little wood or point.

Scribbagh. = Rough stony scratchy ground.

Trienbeg, Kilgarrow.

Slawin. = The slippery place.

Slisgarrow. = Rough place.

Sruhanure. = The stream of the Yew trees.

Stranacally. = ? Strand of the woods./Stream of the corners.

Tulinoid, Tullygar.

Tievebunnan. = The hill side of the bittering.(herbs/bird like a heron)

Carowen, Glenmore, Lough Namafin.

Tiranagher More. The big land of the fathers. / The land of the entangled woods.


Tiranagher Beg. = The small land of the fathers.  The small land of the entangled woods. 


Tower More. =  ? Local pronunciation= (Chower)Well/bleach green,

Tower Beg. =  ?   As above

Round Lough, Lough Alabin, Lough Aleater.

Toura = The Kingdom of the Rath people.

Tullygerravra. = The hill of the bushy place. ?

Lough Aguse.

Tullyloughdaugh. = The little hill of the two horses.

Tullymore. = The big hill.

Tullysranadeega. = The hill of the dyke or the trench.

Tullyrosmearean. = The blackberry wood hillocks.

Wealt. = The wooded cliff under the height.

Lough Melvin Islands.  Rosskit Island, Gorminish Island, Bilberry Island, Sally Island.



Townlands – Parish of Inismacsaint –  North of the Erne.

Aghoonablaney =  The field of the blean or inlet.

Ballagee. = The windy gap.

Lough Nawalskey, Lough Doo.

Belleek. The place of the flagstone Ford. Balleek/ Belick. Bealick/ Belyke.

Ballymaghran. = The place of the MacGauhrans/McGuarans.

Bellanadohy. = The place of the Duffy’s. ? The place of the mouth of the burning. The place of the two houses.

The Gastaigh Stream. To flow.

Bigwood. (Templecarn) = Large wood.

Boa Island. = The island of the badplha.

Blenalung. = The creek or place of the boat.

Brookhill. = The hill of the badger. /The breast of the wood.

Rath, Doonella.

Carrowkeel. = The long narrow quarter.

Deans Walk. From Keenaghan Abbey to Slawin Abbey.

Coole = The bend in the river.

Commons. = Common land.

The Acres. Murray’s old house and field.

Derrin. = Little oak wood.

Carved stones.

Derrychulloo. = The oak wood of the pattern./The festival of Colum. Derryhowlaght = in Fermanagh = the oak tree of the plague graves. There is an old burial ground in this locality.

Tullykeeran, Tullylough More, Curraghbane, Tullytrasna.

Derrynacrannog. = The oak place of the Crannog.

Derrintrig Lough, Lough Nacroagh, Lough Sallagh, Croaghnamadoo. Croaghphillpdoo.

Derrylougher. = The oak place of the lake.

Derryrona Glebe. = The oak place of the reddish land. (Glebe = church lands)

Tullywannin Lough, Derrynalatiey.

Dreenan. = The place of the blackthorns.

Druminillar. The ridge of the eagle/the ridge of plenty.

The White Hill, The Eel Weir Hill, the Deans Walk, Inismaconnell=McConnel’s Island./Sally Island.

Dulrush. = The front hill of the promontory/ the hill of the wood.


Fathan = A small stream/brook.  Feadon (it is the border between Fermanagh and Donegal and runs eastward into Keenaghan Lough.)

Finner. = The white place.

Gadalough. = The lake of the thief/ the place of the withes for thatching or making flails.

Pollintague Lough.

Garvery. = Rough land.

Graffy. = Grubbed land.

Old Coach Road. Elliots Forth.

Gubnaguine. = The mouth of the guinea hen.

Keenaghan.  = The mossy place.

Old Abbey and Graveyard.  Pre-Christian burial site.

Larkhill. = The hill of the lark. /Middle wood.


Leggs. = The hollow on a hill side/ a stone/flag stone.

Letter. = A wet hillside.

Lowerybane. = The land of the white elm/ pasture land.

Magheramena. = The central plain.

Beggar Lane, Old Coach Road and bridge. Castle Ruins.

Mallybreen. = Breens hill.

Meenatully. The hill of the breeze.

Croaghcam, Tullynagh, Tullygarry, Tullypullin. Meenaghmore Lough.

Mullans. = Mullagh/ summit/ a mill.

Oughterdrum. = The upper ridge.

Church of Ireland ruins, Mine Hole, Rath, Penal Mass Rock.

Portnablahy. = The place of the buttermilk/ a landing place. 

Lough Ahullian

Rathmore. = The big Rath/ Raw hill.

Old Coach Road and Rath Fort.

Rossagole. = Ros guail. The peninsula of the charcoal.

Rossbeg. = The small peninsula.

Rath, Rossegole

Rosscrennagh. = The shaking wood.

Rossharbour Old.  The point of the harbour.?

Rossharbour.?                        As above?


Rossmore. = The big peninsula.

Cairn. Old Coach Road and bridge.

Scardens Lower. = A cataract./water fall.

Scardens Upper. = The upper cataract./ waterfall.

Croaghnawalsky, Croaghdoti, Fir Lough.

Stonefort. = The round stone fort.

Tawnagorm. = A blue marshy field.

Tawnawnny. = The green field of the milking cows.

Tawnynoran. The green field of the Yew tree/of the cold well.

Tievalough. = The field at the side of the lake.

Tirigannon. = The land of Gannon. ? (Ceanann).

Tullagh. = A little hill.

Tullychurry. = The hill of the morras/ curragh/ marsh.

Tullynahushoge, Tullymeenagrean

Tullyfad. = The long hill.

Tullylough. = The hill of the lake.

Tullyvarrid = Mangers/ Barrons. ?

Tullyvocady. The mound of the cow field ?

Tullyvogy.  = The hill of the bog.

Black Hill, Long Hill, Lough Nafeala.

Tullynabohoge. = The hill of the hut /cabin where cows were taken to on high ground./ the hill of the youths/ warriors.

Woodhill. = Carrick a cotta.  On the shore near Belleek. A boat or a cot was moored to a rock.

Islands of the Erne.

Inismeely, Round Island, Long Rock, Inniskeeragh, Binghams Rock, Loftus Island, Rossharbour Island, Coghrans Island, Gravelly Island, Buck Island, Sam’s Island, Swallow Island, Kellum’s Bay, Birch island, Eagle Island, Black Bull, Gubnagole Point, Stoney Island, Captain’s Island, Bloomfields Rock, Ned’s Island, Rough Island, Cranogues, White Cairn, Ferney Island, Muckinish or White Island, Rosscor Island, Deadmans/Lonesome Island, Sally Island, White Island, Rose Island, Belleek Island. The last three were combined into two islands during the first Erne Drainage Scheme in 1888. The two islands are now known as the Pottery Island and McBrien’s Island.


Belleek is known by it’s old name of Beal Leice the Flag Stone Ford. The north side of the Main Street is in the townland of Finner, the south side is in the townland of Rathmore. An attempt was made by the Caldwell family to have the village named Wellsborough. This soon went out of favour.


Townlands on the parish border.

Ballymonagh. = A place of the monks on the south bank of the River Erne, it consisted of several town lands.

Altars. = Penal Mass Rock near Breesy hill.

Battery. = The Fort overlooking the village.

Bunakill = The bottom of the wood.

Camlin = A crooked corner on the river.

Cloghore = The place of the golden stones.

Corlea = The round gray hill.

Derrykillew = The oak place of the Willows/Scollaps

Doobally = A black place.

Ednagor = the hill of the cranes. (water birds)

Gaistaigh = Small brook that flows westwards into the River Erne. Sometimes confused with the Feadon stream.  Gash/Gais a swift flowing current of water/a cascade/rapid. The normally placid Gaistaigh becomes a rapid when in spate it flows through the Pullans ravine where it enters the River Erne.

Knandar. = The place of the thistle heads that blow in the wind.

Laughill = A muddy/mirey/slough place

Lurg = The trail.

Manger. = Long coarse redish grass.

Pullans = A ravine/ little caverns.

Pullinahaugh  = The pool of the Yew tree.

Teetunney = The house of Tunnaigh. Old Abbey and burial ground similar to Keenaghan and Slawin.

Rockfield = A stony place. 

The Ell Weirs on the Erne at Corlea. Corra Bawn, Corra Donnel & Corra Monagh. Near Belleek – Johnstons Eel weir.


Johnstons Field. At the back of the hotel. Charles Stewart Parnell made a speech here in 1880 on the land league.

A Belleek ‘priest’ is a short wooden mallet whose offices are required when a salmon is in extremus. A must for all respectable poachers.


The great pools or fishing throws on the River Erne from   Belleek to Ballyshannon.


1 – The Belleek Pool.

2 – The Rose Isle or Sports throw.

3 – The Monks Ford.

4 – The Point of the Mullan’s.

5 – The Bank of Ireland.

6 – The Black Rock.

7 – The Sally Bush.

8 – The Tail of the Island.

9 – The Fox’s Throw.

10 – The Mois Ruah. ( Red Moss)

11 – The Moss Row. ?

12 – The Earl’s Throw.

13 – The Captains Throw.

14 – The Cursed Throw.

15 – Johnston’s Throw.

16 – The Grass Guard.

17 – Reade’s Throw.

18 – The Sod Ditch.

19 – The Eel Weir Throw.

20- Cos-na Wonna. (The foot of the spout/river/torrent.)

21 – Kathleens Falls.

22 – The Pool of Ballyshannon.

23 – The Great Falls.