Information about Cahergal
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
white cahir or stone fort
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cahuir Ghall Inhabitants
White City or Castle (Eng.) Inhabitants
Is a subdenomination of Knockbrack, is cultivated and has 8 tenants on it. It took its name from a Cahir or Fort which was therein.
Situated in and being the S.W part of Knockback.
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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