Information about Knockaunnamban
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
Cnocán na m-ban
hillock of the women
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cnocán na m-ban
Cruckaun na mban Inhabitants
Women's Hillock (Eng.) Inhabitants
Is a small burial ground about 1½ chains in diameter on an open green hill. It is traditionally held by the natives that no man was ever interred in it, in proof of which they affirm that a Capt. Moore a follower of O. Cromwell was interred in it on a certain evening and was lying over ground next morning. The first women ever buried in it is said to be St. Feeheen, or Festus’s Mother whose house is in its W. end in ruins and which some time ago served for a house of worship near which is the altar having round stones in it of various size. Ruin about 15 by 6 feet 3 high.
In Omey Island and in the W. point of Cartoorbeg townland N. of Carcor and Thampul Feheen.
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
Information From Maps
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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This link is not a link to the townland that you are currently researching; however, if you follow this link, you will see a search box near the top of the page which you can use to search for your townland.
Having followed this link, you will see several expandable links - each link has a plus sign on its left - on the top left of the page. Expand 'Base Information and Mapping'. Now it is possible to select the maps that you wish to view by clicking on the checkbox that is on the left of each map; this list includes the original Ordnance Survey maps.
You can select more than one map and you can use a slider to make one map more transparent than another. This allows you to view what features were present or absent at different points in time.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
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