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Coghlan, Cohalan, MacCochláin, MacCoughlan, O' Cochláin


The two main septs of the name Coughlan are to be found as MacCoughlan in County Offaly and O’ Coughlan of County Cork. Both names are derived from cochall meaning ‘cloak’ or ‘hood’. The name tends to be pronounced differently in different areas of County Cork ‘Cocklin’ in the West and ‘Cawlin’ in the East.