Information about Dog Island

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Dog Island
Irish Form of Name:
Oileán a' Mhadradh
island of the dogs
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Dog Island
Oileán a' Mhadradh
Dog Island B. S.
Dog Island John D’Arcy, Esq.
Dog Island Rev. P Fitzmaurice, P.P.
Dog Island Walter Bodkin of Omey
John D’Arcy, Esq. Proprietor. This belongs to Russadillisk townland and contains -…
Is about 9 chains W. and N from Rooillaun, is at the S. side of the entrance of Cleggan-bay.

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
Dog Island is in Rossadillisk 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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Dog Island
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