Aghagower

Irish Local Names Explained

Aghagower in Mayo; the correct name would be Agha-fower, for the ancient form, as found in the old Lives of St. Patrick, is Achadh-fobhair, the field of the spring, from a celebrated well, now called St. Patrick's well. The present form is written in The Tribes and Customs of Hy Fiachrach, Achadh-gabhair, which means the field of the goat.

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