Information about Knockanattin

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cnoc an Aitin
hill of the furze
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cnoc an Aitin
Knockawnnathina Counsellor Reid
Knockawnnathina John Burke, Esq.
Knockawnnathina Mr. Mulloy
Knockawnnathina Rev. H. B. Hulett
Knockawnnathina The inhabitants
Here, however, on the borders of Munster it begins to be masculine
A hill under furze (so called) with a village on the East side. A river flows eastward about 15 chains south of the hill.
In the N. East end of the townland of Derrainy – about 1½ mile N. N.W. 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
Knockanattin is in Derrainy 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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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service