Information about Blindwell

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Blindwell
Irish Form of Name:
Babún
Translation:
a castle bawn
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Tobar Caoch - Blind Well
Toberkeagh
Blindwell
Babún
Blindwell By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Tubberkeegh County Cess Collector
Blindwell County Map
Blindwell or Tubberkeegh Local
Blindwell Old Castle Local
Blindwell Revd. W. Joyce, P.P.
Description:
[Unable to read.] inhabited by the Burkes of the Co. Mayo. Having the fortress yet in good order some coin has been found here dated [Unable to read.] there are traces of a Castle [Unable to read.] [Unable to read.] at present, but the fortress encompassed itSituated in the townland of Blindwell 8 forts which have not [Unable to read.] given to them.
Situation:
Situated in the townland of Blindwell.

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:
Blindwell is in Blindwell 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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Blindwell
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