Information about Brekish

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Brekish
Irish Form of Name:
Broicis
Translation:
place of badgers
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Brekish
Broicis
Breakish
Broicis
Breakish James Burke, Esq.
Breakish Mr. O’Callaghan
Breakish The inhabitants
Description:
A collection of houses so called, but does not represent any matter worthy of remark.
Situation:
In the S. West end of the townland of Kylebrack West about 1¼ miles S. S. East 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
Townland:
Brekish is in Kylebrack West 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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Brekish
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service