Information about Ringeen
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
island of the little point
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Rhenheen John Burke, Esq.
Rhenheen Mr. O’Callaghan
Rhenheen Mr. Robt. Holland
Rhenheen Revd. Mr. Hulett
Rhenheen The inhabitants
A point on the shore of Lough Derg close by the ridge. It does not represent any matter worthy of remark.
The N. East extremity of the townland of Kilcoony about 1¾ of a mile North of Williamstown Quay.
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
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.
If you notice any inaccuracies with any of the above, please e-mail
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