Information about Monument Field

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Monument Field
Irish Form of Name:
Gort a Leachta
field of the monument
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Monument Field
Gort a Leachta
Monument Field Counsellor Reid
Monument Field John Burke, Esq.
Monument Field Mr. Mulloy
Monument Field Rev. H. B. Hulett
Monument Field The inhabitants
There is a heap of stones collected together in this field – but not placed so, designed ? to commemorate any event.
A field which has derived this name from a kind of monument erected in the N. E. end. No information can be obtained respecting it.
South of the centre of the townland of Meelick about ¼ of a mile S. E. of Meelick House.

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
Monument Field is in Meelick townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Monument Field
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service