T: Cúl Na Gréine
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From Emer Mayock: “Merry bits of timber”, but what does this title mean?
Google is great in these situations
There is a place in leitrim that goes by this name. It is anglicized as Cooligrain or Coolegreane. It means ‘Nook of the Sun’ or ‘Back of the Sun’.
We have a townland nearby that goes under the name: Coolasnaghta or the ‘corner that holds the snow’. And it is a north facing high valley.
Indeed even without google those of us with a smiggin (smigín) of Irish knows cúl means a crook/-hook/corner we’ve LOTS of various (féile na … ) cúl-s here in Waterford as every (part of a)field used to have a name. Cúl na Mara - Cúl na Sméir - Cúl na mhadra -Cúl na gort etc etc.Cúl na Gréine is in fact the name of a new housing developement just 2km from me in Cappoquin and well named if I might say.
Just like our own townland name name Glenribbeen - Glenribín ..the vally of the little threadlike stream. I LOVE it.
ps if anyone wants some info on other townland-names I’ll do my best to answer coz It’s a hobby of mine to check ’emout.
- Dún …. Fort off / Carrig … Rock off/ Lios/Lis … raised fort (ie manmade) on the conflunence of two rivers. Boston (Englishsh*te for) Moínán na glicán ..the little bog of the scull. Facinating eh??
Hey Who stuck that feckin’ * in my honest assessment of what the sassacknacks.