Information about St. Erneen's Well

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
St. Erneen's Well
Irish Form of Name:
Tobar Éirnín
St. Ernin’s well
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
St. Erneen's Well
Tobar Éirnín
Saint Erneen's Well
St. Erneen's Well James Burke, Esq.
St. Erneen's Well Mr. O’Callaghan
St. Erneen's Well The inhabitants
A Holy Well at which Roman Catholics performed stations in order to do penance for their sins, said to have been consecrated by Saint Erneen, by which it derived its name.
In the West end of the townland of Ballyaragadaan about ½ a mile East of Dalystown House.
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 9

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
St. Erneen's Well is in Ballyargadaun 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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St. Erneen's Well
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