Information about Rinbarra

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Rinbarra
Irish Form of Name:
Rín Bheara
Translation:
bears Point
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Rinbarra
Rín Bheara
Ringebarrow
Rén Beara
Parish of Kilbarron
Ringebarrow Counsellor Reid
Ringebarrow John Burke, Esq.
Rienbarro Larkin's C.Map
Ringebarrow Mr. Mulloy
Ringebarrow Rev. H. B. Hulett
Ringebarrow The inhabitants
Comment:
(compare with Gmeebarra? In Donegal)
Description:
A point on the townland surrounded by Lough Derg and a River in the N. West. The N. East end is called Ringabarrow Point.
Situation:
The N. East end of the townland of Gorryeighter about 2 miles N. 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:
Rinbarra is in Garryeighter townland.

Information From Maps

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