Cooley

Irish Local Names Explained

Cooley hills near Carlingford. After the defeat of the Tuatha De Dananns by the Milesians, at Teltown in Meath, the Milesian chief Cuailgne [Cooley], following up the pursuit, was slain here; and the district was called from him, Cuailgne, which name is still applied to the range of hills.

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