Information about Tullira Castle

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Tullira Castle
Irish Form of Name:
Tul' Eidhre
[Tullira means] hill of the heir
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Tullira Castle John Martin, Esq., Proprietor
There is an old Irish Castle here in good preservation inhabited by Mr. Martins Domestics and also a good house built by Mr. Martin’s Ancestors attached to the West side of the old castle. This new house is the seat of John Martin, Esq. whose ancestors were in possession of this old castle since the year 1408 and who came to Ireland with Earl Strongbow from a County Shropshire in England. Spacious gardens, Hot Houses, Green Houses with various kinds of fruits..
In the townland of Tullira, parish of Ardrahan, Barony of Dunkellin and County Galway, one mile South of Ardrahan village.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Tul, a hill; the root-word of a number of derivatives, such as Tulach, Tullagh, Tully, Tullig, Tolly, Tulla, Tullaghan, &c, all meaning hill or hillock. Tul is often made Tula.

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
Tullira Castle is in Tullira townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Tullira Castle
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Information From The Landed Estates Database

Information from the Landed Estates Database.
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The following is a list of those houses in this townland which are discussed in the Landed Estates Database.