Information about Hare Island

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Hare Island
Irish Form of Name:
Translation:
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Hare Island
Hare Island B. S. Sketch
Hare Island Counsellor Reid
Hare Island John Burke, Esq.
Hare Island Larkin’s County Map
Hare Island Mr. Mulloy
Hare Island Rev. H. B. Hulett
Description:
A small island belonging to Meelick townand. It does not represent any peculiar appearance and appears to have derived this name by hares frequenting it at the time of first___.
Situation:
In Lough Derg about 5 chains south of Farrohill point about 2¼ miles S. S.E. of Whitegate.

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
Townland:
Hare Island is in Meelick 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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Hare Island
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.
Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service