Information about Furnace
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Parish of Kilbarron:-
Furnace B. S. Sketch
Furnace Counsellor Reid
Furnace John Burke, Esq.
Furnace Larkin’s County Map
Furnace Mr. O’Callaghan
Furnace Rev. H. B. Hulett
A small island so called from its green appearance in summer. It is covered in winter by the floods.
In Lough Derg about ¼ of a mile N. E. of Illaanmore and about 2¾ of mile N. E. of Williamstown Quay.
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
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