Information about Button Island

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Button Island
Irish Form of Name:
Oileán a Chnaipe
island of the button
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Button Island
Oileán a Chnaipe
Sheegaun, Illaunachnappa or Button Island Local
A small island of Lough Corrib, much in shape of a button.
Situated in the townland of Cloonbrone.

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
Button Island is in Cloonbrone townland.