Information about Kilcurragh
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
[Kil means a church and curragh means a moore]
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Kilcurragh Hyath. Clarke, Esq.
Kilcurragh Mr. Martin
Kilcurragh Rev. Mr. Clarke
An ancient grave yard so called. It is not enclosed by any boundary nor does it consist of any matter remarkable.
In the S. West end of the townland of Curragh about 2½ miles N. N. E. of Marble Hill House.
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.
Information From Joyce's Place Names
Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Kill alone is the name of more than a score of places in various counties: in most cases it stands for cill, a church: but in some it is for coill, a wood.
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
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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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
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