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Maigh Cuilinn
Signs outside Moycullen village
Signs outside Moycullen village
Maigh Cuilinn is located in Ireland
Maigh Cuilinn
Maigh Cuilinn
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°20′21″N 9°10′50″W / 53.3391°N 9.18042°W / 53.3391; -9.18042Coordinates: 53°20′21″N 9°10′50″W / 53.3391°N 9.18042°W / 53.3391; -9.18042
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Galway
Elevation 86 m (282 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Urban 1,559
Irish Grid Reference M198329
As this is a Gaeltacht village, the Irish Maigh Cuilinn is the only official name. The anglicized spelling Moycullen has no official standing.

Moycullen (Irish: Maigh Cuilinn) is a Gaeltacht[1] village in County Galway, Ireland, about 10 km (7 mi) northwest of Galway city. It is near Lough Corrib, on the N59 road to Oughterard and Clifden, in Connemara. Moycullen is now a satellite town of Galway with most residents commuting to the city for work, school, and business.


There is a primary school in the village, Scoil Mhuire, and three other primary schools in the parish: Scoil Naomh Bríde in Tullykyne, Scoil Bhaile Nua in Newtown, and Scoil Naomh Cholmáin in Tooreeny.[2]


It is home to two senior GAA clubs,[3][4] a handball club and the Moycullen Basketball Club.[5]

Townlands of Moycullen

Most townlands are anglisations of the original Irish-language names.[6]

  • Addragool (from Eadargúil)
  • Aubwee (from An tÁth Buí)
  • Ballycuirke East (from Baile Uí Chuirc Thoir)
  • Ballycuirke West (from Baile Uí Chuirc Thiar)
  • Ballydotia (from Baile Dóite)
  • Ballynahallia (from Baile na hAille)
  • Caoch
  • Carrowlustraun (from Ceathrú an Loistreáin)
  • Cartoor (from An Cartúr)
  • Cloonabinna (from Cluain na Binne)
  • Clooniffe (from Cluain Duibh)
  • Clydagh (from Claídeach)
  • Coolaghy (from Na Cualacha)
  • Corbally (from An Corrbhaile)
  • Corcullen (from Corr Chuilinn), the majority of the townland sits in the Rahoon Parish
  • Curra (from An Chora)
  • Currawatia (from An Chora Bháite)
  • Dovepark (from Páirc na gColm)
  • Deerfield (from Gort na fianna)
  • Drimcong (from Droim Chonga)
  • Drimmavohaun (from Droim an Mhúchain)
  • Drimneen (from Droimnín)
  • Drumaveg (from Droma Bheag)
  • Finisklin (from Fionasclainn)
  • Gortachalla (from Gort an Chalaidh)
  • Gortaghokera (from Gort an Chóchraí)
  • Gortnamona East (from Gort na Móna Thoir)
  • Gortnamona West (from Gort na Móna Thiar)
  • Gortnavea/Deerfield (from Gort na bhFia)
  • Gortyloughlin/Danesfield (from Gort Uí Lochlainn)
  • Homefarm (from An Fheirm)
  • Keeagh (from An Chaothach)
  • Kilcloggaun (from Cill Chlogáin)
  • Killagoola (from Cill Ogúla)
  • Kilrainey (from Cill Ráine)
  • Knock (from An Cnoc)
  • Knockalough (from Cnoc an Locha)
  • Knockaunranny (from Cnocán Raithní)
  • Knockerasser (from Cnoc ar Easair)
  • Knockshanbally (from Cnoc an tSeanbhaile)
  • Kylebroughlan (from Coill Bhruachláin)
  • Laughil (from Leamhchoill)
  • Leagaun (from Liagán)
  • Lealetter (from Liathleitir)
  • Lissagurraun (from Lios an Gharráin)
  • Loughwell (from Leamhchoill)
  • Newtown (from An Bhaile Nua)
  • Oghery (from Eochaire)
  • Oldtown (from An Seán Bhaile)
  • Pollnaclogha (from Poll na Cloiche)
  • Polleha (from Poille)
  • Pollagh (from An Pollach)
  • Portdarragh/Portarra (from Port Darach)
  • Rineen (from An Rinnín)
  • Slieveaneena (from Sliabh an Aonaigh)
  • Tawnybeg (from Na Tamhnacha Beaga)
  • Tooreeny (from Na Tuairíní)
  • Truskaunnagappal (from Troscaigh na gCapall)
  • Tullaghnanoon (from Tulaigh na nUan)
  • Tullokyne (from Tulach Uí Chadhaoin)
  • Tumnasrah (from Tom na Sraithe)
  • Uggool (from Ogúil)


  • Moycullen railway station opened on 1 January 1895 and shut on 29 April 1935.[7]


See also


  1. ^ "Maigh Cuilinn/Moycullen". Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  2. ^ "Schools | Moycullen Parish". Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Cumann Peile : Mhaigh Cuilinn". Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  4. ^ "Cumann Iománaíocht Máigh Cuilinn". Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  5. ^ "Moycullen BC Presented with 3 Basketball Ireland National Awards". Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  6. ^ "Bunachar Logainmneacha na hÉireann". Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  7. ^ "Moycullen station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 

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