Information about Tinvarra Castle
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Finnbheara Castle Local
Ruins of Castle. Is not this an old fort[Unable to read.] Finvarra is the [Unable to read.] of the fairies of Knock- M_. This is a modern mock castle.
Situated at the N. Western extremity of townland Caltra adjacent to Polneering.
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
Tinvarra Castle is in Caltragh 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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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
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