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  • Irish: An Mhachaire Abhlaí

Magherally Old Church in 2009
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Magherally (from Irish: An Mhachaire Abhlaí, meaning "apple-tree plain")[1] is a civil parish and townland (of 491 acres) in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is largely situated in the historic barony of Iveagh Lower, Lower Half, with one townland (Tullyhinan) in the barony of Iveagh Lower, Upper Half.[2] The townland of Magherally contains the parish church.[1]


The parish appears with the name Analle in the Papal Taxation of 1306 and the original church name may have been Abhaill (apple-tree). The Machaire (plain) part of the name appears in the 17th century.[1]

Civil parish of Magherally

The civil parish includes the village of Corbet.[2]


The civil parish contains the following townlands:[2]

  • Ballycross
  • Ballymoney
  • Corbet
  • Drumneth
  • Kilmacrew
  • Magherally
  • Mullafernaghan
  • Tonaghmore
  • Tullyhinan
  • Tullyrain

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Magherally". Place Names NI. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Magherally". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
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