Coshbride

Irish Local Names Explained

Coshbride, Coshlea, Coshma, baronies, the first in Waterford, the others in Limerick. Cosh (Irish cois, from cos a foot), means at the foot of, near, beside. Coshbride, the barony along the river Bride. Coshlea, cois-shleibhe [cushleva], at the foot of the sliabh or mountain, i.e. the Galties. Coshma, Cois-Maighe [ma], the barony along the river Maigue.

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