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Moville / Maigh Bhile
Moville is situated on the western shore of Lough Foyle, 28km north of Derry, on the Inishowen Peninsula. The name of the town is derived from 'Magh Bhile' which means 'the place of the sacred tree' referring to a tree at the monastery of Saint Finian, a 6th century contemporary of St Colmcille.
However Moville is known in Irish today as 'Bun an Phobail' meaning 'foot of the Parish'. In the 19th and 20th centuries Moville was the embarcation port for emigrants to America who took the tender from Moville to the transatlantic liners moored at the mouth of Lough Foyle.
Today Moville is a popular destination for day trippers who like to walk along the promenade and inspect the fishing boats at Moville pier.

Tá Maigh Bhile suite ar chósta iarthara Loch Feabhail, 28 ciliméadar ar thuaisceart ó Dhoire, i leathinis Inis Eoghain. Tagann ainm an bhaile seo ó 'Mhaigh Bhile' agus ciallaíonn seo [the place of the sacred tree]. Baineann seo le crann ag mainistir Naomh Finian, comhaimsithe le Naomh Colmcille ón séú haois. Sa lá atá inniu ann, tugtar Bun an Phobail ar an bhaile seo agus ciallaíonn sé [foot of the parish]. Sa naoú haois déag agus sa fichú haois bhí Bun an Phobail mar áit fágala do h-eisimiricí ó Mheiriceá a ghlac an tairiscint ó Bhun an Phobail go dtí na línéair transatlantach feistithe ag béal Loch Feabhail. Inniu, tá Bun an Phobail coitianta le cuairteoirí lae a bhfuil suim acu siúl ar an chosán agus breithnú ar na báid iascaireachta ag cé Bhun an Phobail. ©
Lough Foyle from Inishowen by T. Alan Russell © 2000

Lough Foyle rainbows by T. Alan Russell ©

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