Information about Omey
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
a bed (4 Masters)
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Omey (Parish) B.S.
Umond Beaufort’s Map
Umma Carlisle’s Top. Dict.
Omey (Parish) County Map
Omma Down Survey 1655
Iomaith Four masters
Umy (T.L.) Inq. Temp. Car. I
Ummy (T.L.) Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Ommee Printed Townland List
Omey Rev. Peter Fitzmaurice, P.P.
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.
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
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