Information about Site of Ballygar Castle

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Site of Ballygar Castle
Irish Form of Name:
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Site of Ballygar Castle
Ballygar Castle The Field Examiner(Boundary Sketch)
There is nothing but the site remains.
It is situated in the townland of Ballygar about 25 S. W. of Ballygar trig. Station.
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 1 page 112

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
Site of Ballygar Castle is in Ballygar townland.