Information about French's Monument
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Mausoleum now called French's Monument By. Sketch Map
Mausoleum James Lambert, Esqr.
Mausoleum Revd. W. Collis
Mausoleum Willm.French, Esqr.
This monument is circular, about 14 links in diameter having a wall round it about 12 foot high and in the centre of it is built a round tower about 60 links in diameter and 60 feet high. It is called French’s Monument from the circumstance of Fredrick French (the father of the present landlord) being interred in it. It is of modern structure about 38 years built and its general appearance this - [a drawing which is available on the original microfilm at Library Headquarters].
Lies in the N. West of this parish in the townland of Monaveen..
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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This link is not a link to the townland that you are currently researching; however, if you follow this link, you will see a search box near the top of the page which you can use to search for your townland.
Having followed this link, you will see several expandable links - each link has a plus sign on its left - on the top left of the page. Expand 'Base Information and Mapping'. Now it is possible to select the maps that you wish to view by clicking on the checkbox that is on the left of each map; this list includes the original Ordnance Survey maps.
You can select more than one map and you can use a slider to make one map more transparent than another. This allows you to view what features were present or absent at different points in time.
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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.
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