Information about Ballytoohy Fort

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballytoohy Fort
Irish Form of Name:
Baile Ui Thuaithe
Translation:
O’Toohey’s town
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ballytoohy Fort
Baile Ui Thuaithe
Ballytoohy Fort
Ballytoohy Fort Mr. Pk. Dillon
Comment:
The O’Toohies were anciently located at Aughrim.
Description:
This fort is of an oval figure about 175 links long by 130 broad.
Situation:
Is situated in the Southern side of the townland Bredagh.

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
Townland:
Ballytoohy Fort is in Bredagh 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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Ballytoohy Fort
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.
Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service