Information about Ballynamantragh

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Baile na m-bantrach
town of the widows
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Baile na m-bantrach
Baile na mantrach
Ballinamantragh James Burke, Esq
Ballinamantragh Mr. O’Callaghan
Ballinamantragh The inhabitants
The widows village so called from having been solely inhabited by widows in Mr. Daly’s time; he removed the widows of his tenants (such of them as were poor) to this place and gave them a house and s small portion of ground [unable to read].
In the South end of the townland of Kilmacra, about 2 miles North of Dalystown House.

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
Ballynamantragh is in Kilmacrah townland.

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.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service