Thanks, David, I will research each place and see if it is in a place
between two rivers. I suspect it is a Ciarraige special word as is imlagh =
at the edge of water. They had a water thing going. Now would they have
deliberately established the schools there? and I will think on that part.
On Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 3:30 PM David Stifter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> eDIL has it as "interception", but this looks like a calque on Latin:
> eHogan mentions 11 townlands with this name, 8 in Galway, one each in
> Mayo, Laois and Offaly, and one in Clare (the calculation doesn't work out,
> but that's what it says). I assume that as a placename it refers to the
> territory between the two branches of a river.
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> Subject: Eadarghabhal
> I need a bit of help with "Eadarghabhal"
> In No. Ireland it appears to mean a fort between forks of a river.
> In the Republic it seems it was the name of the brother of Aenghus Bolg of
> In the Republic it also seems to indicate early schools to train women in
> Christiaity. Many of those are tied to Finbarr of Cork, so perhaps a chain
> of Christian schools?
> I am having a problem relating these very different things and need help