Information about Toberreendoney

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Tober Righ an Domhnaigh
Tobereendoney means well of the king of Sunday
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Tobberdony Village Denis Ford, Grocer, Tobberdony
There are two yearly fairs in this village in July and September. [Unable to read.] [Unable to read.] [Unable to read.] horses and sheep disposed of at these fairs. Customs levied. 25 houses in this village - 3 Publicans - 2 Grocers - 1 Shoemaker - 1 Taylor - 2 Carpenters - 1 [Unable to read.] and one Blacksmith. One School:- 17 boys, 13 girls. 2 Protestants, 28 Catholics. Established 1825. Teacher paid by the scholars. Reading 1s. per quarter, writing 1/6, arithmatic 2/6. Authority Dennis Ford, Grocer, Tobberdong, and the School Master.
In the townland Rathwilladoon, Parish of Beagh, Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway. 6 miles S.W. of the town of Gort.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 2 page 502

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
Toberreendoney is in Rathwilladoon townland.

Information From Maps

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