Placenames – Chill Mhantáin/Wicklow

Silence Piyushgiri Revagar via Compfight

Chill Mhantáin means the church or cell of Mantáin.

Mantáin was thought to be a toothless man

who turned to Christianity shortly

after St. Patrick arrived in Ireland.

You can read more about Mantáin HERE

 

The name Wicklow is from Viking-lo,

which means a low-lying swamp or meadow near water.

 

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