Information about Rathmore

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Rathmore
Irish Form of Name:
Rath Mhoir
Translation:
great fort
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Rathmore
Rath Mhoir Local
Ramore Fort Local
Rath Mhóir Local
Description:
A fort which is a burying place for children.
Situation:
Situated in the townland of Ballynagithagh, N. of Kilconla, new chapel.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 1 page 26

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Ra, Ray, Raw, Rath ; an ancient fortified residence: See vol. i. p. 274. As in the case of "Lis," the part of a place-name following Ra, Rath, Raheen, &c, is very often a personal or family name. See Lis.

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
Townland:
Rathmore is in Ballynagittagh townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
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Rathmore
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service