Information about Town of Castleblakeney

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Town of Castleblakeney
Irish Form of Name:
Gallach
Translation:
stony, rocky
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Town of Castleblakeney
Town of Castleblakeny see townland
Description:
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.
Situation:
Is situated about the centre of the townland Castleblakeny and about ¼ of a mile S. West of the boundary mearing between the townlands Ashfield and Cuggaun in the parish of Ballymacward and Castleblakeny in this parish.

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:
Town of Castleblakeney 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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Town of Castleblakeney
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