Information about Illaun Skirthane
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
island of the midges
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Midge Island Cahill, Esq., Annaghdown
It is excellent for grazing sheep though of a sandy nature.
In Lough Corrib. It belongs to Woodpark townland.
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.
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