Information about Salrock
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
Rocks salt water
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Salruck Graveyard Inhabitants
Saint Ruck Graveyard Inhabitants
Relic St. Ruck Inhabitants
St. Ruck graveyard, which is in a valley, is circular, about 3 chains in diameter encompassed by a wall about 4 feet high and thickly overgrown with very ancient looking ash trees, in centre of which also is a small well dedicated to the above named St. at which stations are performed every Sunday.
Situated near the centre of the W. boundary of Foher in same townland and near the E. point of little Killery.
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
Salrock is in Foher 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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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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