Where did Musicfield get its name?

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Joan Mallon / Logainm.ie

Bláithín and Sibéal Keaney
Photo by Joan Mallon, 2012
Logainm.ie tweeted the following explanation on the 20th August 2020:
According to the information on this index card, the name ‘Musicfield’ possibly came from an earlier name ‘Gortmacowell’ which was in use in 1660. Musicfield may be a mistranslation of this name, based on the (mis)understanding that ‘cowell’ was from the Irish ‘ceol’.

 

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This page was added on 24/08/2020.

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