Information about Illanbeg

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Oilean Beag
small island
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Oilean Beag
Ilaanbeg Mr. Holland
Ilaanbeg Mr. O’Callaghan
Ilaanbeg The inhabitants
A parcel of rocks in the north end of the townland joining Lough Derg on which there was a castle some time ago.
At the mouth of a river and close by the west side of Rinbarrow Point in the townland of Gorryeighter.

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Illanbeg is in Garryeighter townland.