Township: Cornaigmore

Map Reference: Cornaigmore 114

Name Type: church

Meaning: St Bridget's chapel
ScG Cill Brìghde, ‘the chapel dedicated to Saint Brigid’
‘The chapel of Kilbride, dedicated to St Brigid of Magh-Luing, is locally said to have stood in its burial ground on the site of the stackyard of Lag na Cruach... According to Reeves, ‘It is on the north side of the farm of Cornaigmore and human remains which are found here indicate a cemetery where a small chapel is known to have existed, the walls of which were removed to help in building some ancient cabins’. (W Reeves 1854)...the dedication suggests an association with the monastery of Magh-Luinge’ (Canmore website, accessed 8/2015; Canmore ID 21444).
An informant reported that, when he was a boy, some graves were open in the stackyard behind the byre. His great-great-great-great-grandmother, a MacPhail from Druimbuidhe, was the last to be buried in this graveyard: Hector MacPhail, Ruaig, 1/1994 and 11/1995 (oral source)
Kilbride is a common name on SP.

Other Forms: Kilbride - WR

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Information:Some graves were open when he was a boy, in the stackyard behind the byre. His great great great great grandmother, a MacPhail from Druimbuidhe, was the last to be buried in this graveyard - Hector MacPhail, Ruaig, 1/1994 and 11/1995.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: W. Reeves, Ulster Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 2, 1854, p233-244, quoting Langlands' map