Lynally

Irish Local Names Explained

Lynally. In the sixth century there was a forest here called the wood of Ela; and the church founded by St. Colman, about the year 590, was thence called Lann-Ealla (O'Clery's Calendar of Irish Saints, or, The Martyrology of Donegal), the church of Ela, which has been anglicised to the present name.

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