Information about Red Island

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Red Island
Irish Form of Name:
Oileán Ruadh
red island
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Red Island
Oileán Ruadh
Red Island B. S. Sketch
Red Island Counsellor Reid
Ilanrow County Map
Red Island John Burke, Esqr.
Red Island Revd. H. B. Hulett
A small island belonging to Cloontymweenagh, it is mostly under grazing with some wood near the centre, and appears to have ? this name by its ? banks.
In Lough Derg about ½ a mile West of Holy Island and about 2 miles S.W. of Mount Shannon.

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
Red Island is in Cloontymweenagh townland.