Information about Castleblakeny (town)

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Castleblakeny (town)
Irish Form of Name:
stony, rocky
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Castleblakeny (town)
Blakeney's Castle
Castleblakeny By. Sketch Map
Castleblakeny Cornelius O’Kelly, Esq.
Castleblakeney Larkin’s Co. Map
Castleblakeney Manus Ward, Esq.
Castleblakeney Michl. D. Bellew, Esq.
Castleblakeney Michl. Shaughnessy, Esq.
It is a small town composed of a few houses, fine wide streets and are in pretty good repair. It contains 1 Police Barrack, a Pound and 1 Church and has also 6 Fairs in the year.
Is situated in the S. West of the parish on Castleblakeney townland in Tiaquin barony.

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
Castleblakeny (town) is in Castleblakeney 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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Castleblakeny (town)
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service