Information about Clifden Chapel

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Clifden Chapel
Irish Form of Name:
[Clifden means] a ford or stepping stones in a ford
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Clifden Chapel
Clifden Chapel Inhabitants
This chapel was built in 1810 at the expense of £1,100 collected off the parish. It is a large strong building capable of containing 1000 persons and attached to it is a graveyard.
Situated about the centre of Clifden townland N. of same town and W of road from Clifden to the W. port.

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
Clifden Chapel is in Clifden 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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Clifden Chapel
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