Information about Illaun Skirthane

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Illaun Skirthane
Irish Form of Name:
Oilean sciortán
island of the midges
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Illaun Skirthane
Oilean sciortán
Midge Island Cahill, Esq., Annaghdown
It is excellent for grazing sheep though of a sandy nature.
In Lough Corrib. It belongs to Woodpark townland.

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
Illaun Skirthane is in Woodpark townland.