Information about Cross
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cresh Counsellor Reid
Cresh John Burke, Esq.
Cresh Mr. Mulloy
Cresh Rev. H. B. Hulett
Cresh The inhabitants
Not known – as far as I could ascertain from the inhabitants of the parish
A division of the townland so called. There is a trigonometrical station in the south end; but it does not consist of any matter worthy of remark.
In the South East end of the townland of Kilkittaan about ¾ of a mile N. East 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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