Aghaboe

Irish Local Names Explained

Aghaboe in Queen's County, where St. Canice of Kilkenny had his principal church. Adamnan in his Life of St. Columkille, written in the seventh century, has the following passage, which settles the meaning:— "St. Canice being in the monastery which is called in Latin Campulus bovis (i. e. the field of the cow), but in Irish Ached-bou"

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