Information about Cleary's Point
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cleary's Point Counsellor Reid
Cleary's Point John Burke, Esq.
Cleary's Point Mr. Mulloy
Cleary's Point Rev. H. B. Hulett
Cleary's Point The inhabitants
A small point on the shore so called, most probably being the property or in possession of a person of that name.
On the South E. extremity of the townland of Ballynakilla townland about 1½ mile S. S.W. of Whitegate.
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.
If you notice any inaccuracies with any of the above, please e-mail
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