Information about Tobbernacallabearha

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Tobar na Caillighe Beartha
well of Caileach Beartha – a witch
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Tobar na Caillighe Beartha
Tobernacallybearha Local name
A well.
N. of Oranmore Townland is a well called after that name.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 1 page 310

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
Tobbernacallabearha is in Oranmore townland.