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The History and Topography of the County of Clare by James Frost

Appendix VII - County of Clare: Irish local names explained

Name Index: As

Name Ainm Miniú
Addergoole Eidir da Gabhal Between the forks, made by two streams.
Addroon   Ath, a ford, and drubha genitive plural of drúbh, a chariot: this is a conjectural interpretation, for the meaning may be eidir abhan or eidir uamh, between streams, or between two caves.
Affick or Affog   A name difficult to explain: it may possibly mean the ford of the pitch fork, Ath fíca, or it may have reference to the Pooka.
Aghaglinny Achadh an Ghleana The field beside the glen.
Aghavinnaun Achadh an Mhionnán The field of the kid.
Aglish Eaglais Church land.
Ahaclare Áth an Cláir A ford having a board laid across the stream.
Ahaga Áth an Ghá The ford of the arrow, or of the fight, for the word gá has both meanings.
Aharinagh Achadh Draigheanach The field of blackthorns.
Ahasla   Ath, the ford of the pole or staff; Astul, the genitive of which is astula.
Aillbrack Áill Breac The speckled hill side.
Ailldavore Áill da Bhothar The steep hill between two roads.
Aillmore Áill Mór The great rock.
Aillroe Áill Ruadh The red hill side.
Aillvaun Áill Bhán The white hill side.
Aillvee Áill Bhuidhe The yellow hill side.
Alva   Alb means a height; the plural is Albha.
Annagh Éanach A marsh.
Annaghneal Éanach Neal Uisge The marsh of the water crow root.
Ardataggle Árd an T'seagal The s being eclipsed by t; rye hill.
Ardboly Árd Búaile The high lying milking place.
Ardcarney Árd Cearnach Victorious, the hill of victory.
Ardcloony Árd Cluaine The high lying field.
Ardeamush Árd Sheamais James' height.
Ardkyle Árd Cóill The high wood; a place well known as the home, for many generations, of the Mulconreys a learned Irish family, some of whose works have come down to our time.
Ardmaclancy Árd Mic Fhlancaidhe Mac Clancy's height.
Ardmore Árd Mór The great hill.
Ardnacra Árd na Crá The hill of grief.
Ardnacullia Árd na Coille The wooded hill.
Ardnagla Árd na Clach The stony hill, or hill of stone walls.
Ardnahea Árd na Eadhadh The height of the aspen trees.
Ardrush Árd Ros The high wood.
Ardskeagh Árd Sgeach The hill of the white thorn bushes.
Athlunkard Áth an Lúngfort The ford of the stronghold, on the Shannon near Limerick.
Athsollas Áth Solas Improperly called Ardsullas, a ford near Dromoland, at which a light was kept to guide travellers across, probably maintained by the friars of Quin Abbey.
Attycristora Áit Tigh Criostabhaira Áit the site, Tigh of the house, Criostabhaira of Christopher (O'Brien).
Attyslany Áit Tigh Slaine, ni Briain query The site of the house of Slany (O'Brien).
Attyterrela Áit Tigh Toirdhealbhach The site of the house of Turlogh (O Brien).
Aughagarna Áth an Carnadh or Acadh an Carnadh Áth an Carnadh, the ford of slaying; or Acadh an Carnadh, the field of slaying.
Aughavinna Áth a Bhinne The ford by the hill side.
Aughboy Áth Buidhe The yellow ford.
Aughinish Each Inis Horse Island.
Aughiska Áth Uisge The water ford.
Aughrim Each Druim The hill side of the horse.
Ayle Áill A steep hill side.
Ayleacutty Áill an Coitcheadh A steep hill near the common land.