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  • Mountains of Mourne, County Down, Ireland
    County Down West of Kilkeel Ballymageogh and Slieve Mageogh looking east towards the Irish Sea from the Forest Park Road Nov 99 See information about Ballymageogh and Slievemageogh at magoo

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  • McGeough - The Name
    but some may well be based on vaguely real figures transformed by legend such as Eochaidh Mac Erc the Fir Bolg king at the time of the invasion of Ireland by the Tuatha De Danaan or Eochaidh Allmuir a king of the Déisi in the south who fought seven battles against the High King Cormac Mac Art and eventually led his peple into exile in Wales in the 3rd century AD The Deise kingdom in Wales survived intact until at least 730AD when they were ruled by a descendent of Eochaidh Teudor Mac Regin The Tudor kings and queeens of England were of course of Welsh descent The Irish chief god The Dagda had a number of names including Eochaidh Oll Athair All Father Eochaidh Airemh is at the centre of the strange and beautiful otherworld tale of Éatain and Midir Éatain Eachraidhe is a celtic horse godess Each again related to Epona the horse godess of the continental Celts Irish is Q celtic Gaulish Welsh P celtic so our Mac is their Map their Ep is our Each etc Eochaidh survived into historical times as a popular first name but faded with the onset of anglicisation It still survives as Aghy or Attie or even Achaius a Latinised version in Scotland Some commentators claim the word jockey is derived from it but this sounds a touch too far fetched for me Eochaidh is the basis for a number of separate family names from different parts of Ireland and has been Anglicised is various ways as MacGeough Haughey Ó h Eochaidh Hoy Keogh Kehoe and others Elizabethan Anglicisiation of tribal names was the Irish equivalent of what would happen later to Greek and other difficult European names on Ellis Island Usually people In Ireland can tell where families originated by

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  • Ireland Travel 2000 - Ulster, County Armagh
    County Armagh County Down County Monaghan County Tyrone County Armagh Old Creggan Church South County Armagh Below Mullaghbane Ann Harney County Armagh County Down County Monaghan Homeplace Latton Rockcorry County

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  • Ireland Travel 2000 - Ulster County Down
    from the Spelga Pass Mournes looking East DownEast Modern Day Shepherds Slieve Mageogh Ballymageogh Surprise This photo op was thanks to Georgie Lyttle Ballymageogh Rd County Down Why the Mageogh interest My family name is McGeough originally from County Monaghan See http www magoo com for further information on the area Thanks to the Lyttle s of County Armagah for yet another grand day Please ask permission to use the

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  • Ireland Travel 2000 - Ulster, County Monaghan, Latton
    Aughnamullen Parish County Monaghan Corfad Corn Mill Wheel On the Ballybay Cootehill Road Latton Mass Rock of Penal Times Note carved out section of left rock Latton Site of an ancient chapel Aghnamullen Church of Ireland Ann Harney County Armagh

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  • Ireland Travel 2000 - Ulster, County Monaghan, Rockcorry
    Armagh County Down County Monaghan County Tyrone Rockcorry Naybors Rockcorry Mill Guinness Fix Bushford to Rockcorry Road Ann Harney County Armagh County Down County Monaghan Homeplace Latton Anny Rockcorry County

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  • Ireland Travel 2000 - Ulster, County Tyrone
    County Tyrone Ulster History Park Replica of Medieval Tower Ulster History Park Vista Dugout Canoe and Island Crannogs Ancient Millstone and Container Inside Island Crannog Ann Harney County Armagh County

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  • Ireland Travel '99
    Across the old Ulster Canal Bridge Willow Bridge Lodge Overlooking the bed of the old Ulster Canal with sheep feeding I stayed outside Monaghan Town with the Holdens at Willow Bridge Lodge grand B B overlooking a field of sheep Spent an evening at a line dance competition cowboy boots and hats galore Thought I was in Texas Whilst there Plunkett McKenna of Emyvale gratiously drove me around for a day in Donagh and Errigal Trough Parishes including a side trip into Tyrone for a pint Plunkett plans to develop his own web pages Met some McGeough s in Emyvale and enjoyed a pub evening with the McGeough and McKenna families I spent long hours each day reading local historical resources Old Errigal Churchyard Old Donagh Church Yard Cypress Trees and Snowbells My travel this year was hampered by a broken wrist It slowed me down for just several hours fortunately Some photographs in Monaghan were ruined when I got stuck in the muck The wellies stayed in the muck whilst I fell out The camera survived the fall as did I but I did lose photos of my Floody ancestors homeplace a gorgeous panorama Travel Map Travel on Further

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