Information about Corker

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Corker
Irish Form of Name:
Carcair
Translation:
a prison
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Corker
Carcair
Carcair
Comment:
Three burial places in Omey, Corture beg where males and females are buried. Cnocan na mban, on the west part of the island called Guaire an tSronaigh where women only are buried.
Description:
Is a burial ground on a small hill in which it is said no woman had been interred. It is about one chain in diameter partly covered with sand.
Situation:
Situated in the E. part of Gooreen in Omey Island about 2 chains E. of Thampul Feheen.

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:
Corker is in Gooreen 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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Corker
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service