Information about Knockbrack

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
speckled hill
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Knockbrack Counsellor Reid
Knockbrack Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Knockbrack John Burke, Esq.
Knockbrack Larkin’s County Map
Knockbrack Mr. Mulloy
Knockbrack Rev. H. B. Hulett
Knockbrack The inhabitants
A good dwelling house, some plantation and ornamental ground. There is nothing remarkable in the farm.
Near the centre of the townland of Drummaun East about ¾ of a mile N. N. West of Williamstown Quay.

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
Knockbrack is in Drummaun East 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.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service