Information about Scalpval
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Scalp Val Inhabitants
Valentine's Cleft Inhabitants
Val was a notorious character
Was a refuge for Valentine Jordon who in the year 1798 fled from the County Mayo thither. He was the leader of a great and illegal faction for which he was afterwards transported for life. This Crevice is about 6 or 8 feet long inside, the mouth of which is hardly capable of receiving a man and is covered with mossy rocks about 5 feet in diameter within he kept a fire etc. It is about 3 feet high interiorly.
Situated in the W. end of Courhoor, at N. end of and about 8 chains E. of the Lough of Courhoor.
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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