Information about Bealcrunnia

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Béal Chruinne
mouth of the round hill
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Béal Chruinne
Bealchruinne Inhabitants
Bunlahee Inhabitants
It is called Bealchruinne, from a narrow mouth or gap at its W. end, which receives and discharges the tide. At great Spring Tides it is a strand. At its E. point it receives Daurus River. It is famed for its Salmon and sometimes herring fishery which is generally let from £40 to £60 per annum.
Is the N.E. part of Ballinakill Bay. It is bounded N. by Derryinver and Derryherbert and S. by Daurusmore.

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
Bealcrunnia is in Derryinver townland.