Information about Manus Castle

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Manus Castle
Irish Form of Name:
Caisleán Maghnuis
Manus’s Castle
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Manus Castle
Caisleán Mhanus
Caisleán Maghnuis
Caisleán Manuis
Manus's Castle
Manus Castle Counsellor Reid
Manus Castle John Burke, Esq.
Manus Castle Mr. Mulloy
Manus Castle Rev. H. B. Hulett
Manus Castle The inhabitants
The ruin of a castle so called. It does not represent any peculiar appearance or matter worthy of remark. No information can be obtained respecting it.
In the South East end of the townland of Crummaun West about 1 mile S. E. of Whitegate Village.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 2 page 531

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
Manus Castle is in Drummaun West 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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Manus Castle
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