Information about Gortnakilla Graveyard

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Gortnakilla Graveyard
Irish Form of Name:
Gort na Cille
Translation:
field of the church
Civil Parish:
Ballinakill in Leitrim Barony
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Gortnakilla Graveyard
Gort na Cille
Kurtnakhilla Grave Yard
Kurtnakhilla Grave Yard Hyath. Clarke, Esq.
Kurtnakhilla Grave Yard Mr. O’Callaghan
Kurtnakhilla Grave Yard Sir John Burke
Kurtnakhilla Grave Yard The inhabitants
Description:
A burying place so called where children are interred. There is nothing remarkable about it.
Situation:
In the centre of the townland of Clooninweelaun, about 3½ miles E. N.E. of Woodford.
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 2 page 516

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:
Gortnakilla Graveyard is in Cloonmoylan 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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Gortnakilla Graveyard
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Information From The Landed Estates Database

Information from the Landed Estates Database.
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The following is a list of those houses in this townland which are discussed in the Landed Estates Database.