Marblehill, Galway, Ireland is known by various names: Marble Hill, Marblehill and the Irish name of Criogán, An Creigín or Creggaun,which means rocky ground. It is in the parish of Ballinakill in Leitrim Barony. A large townland all under plantation and ornamental ground. Marblehill House is situated near the centre (the residence of Sir John Burke) and the road leading from Gort to Portumna forms the northern boundary. It is situated in the N.W. end of the parish of Ballynakill about 4¼ miles N. N.W. of Woodford.

There is an older name for Marblehill which is Gortnacuppogue which means hill of the stones which this writer believes is a nod to its older history as a prehistoric settlement.

Ireland was first mapped in the 1840s. These original maps are available online (off site link).Here



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