Colp

Irish Local Names Explained

Colp near Drogheda. According to an ancient legend, when the Milesian brothers invaded Ireland, one of them, Colpa the swordsman, was drowned at the mouth of the Boyne; hence it was called Inver-Colpa, Colpa's river mouth; and the parish of Colp, on its southern bank, retains the latter part of the name a little shortened.

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