Information about Ringaloughaun

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ringaloughaun
Irish Form of Name:
Rín Da Lochán
Translation:
point of the two pools
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ringaloughaun
Rín Da Lochán
Ringealoughan
Ringealoughan Counsellor Reid
Ringealoughan John Burke, Esq.
Ringealoughan Mr. Mulloy
Ringealoughan Rev. H. B. Hulett
Ringealoughan The inhabitants
Comment:
N.B. All the rings on Loughdergdere are prond. Roeeng: ? should they be anglicised Ring. In Connaught they are simply Rin. I fear we must deviate from our Connaught scale in the South of the County of Galway.
Description:
A few farm houses and a district of the townland so called. Ringaloughan Point extends a considerable distance into Lough Derg on the river Shannon. It is liable to the winter floods.
Situation:
The West end of the townland of Ballynakilla – about 1½ mile S. 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:
Ringaloughaun is in Ballynakilla townland.

Information From Maps

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