Information about Carrickwirrish

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Carrickwirrish
Irish Form of Name:
Carraig Mhuiris
Translation:
Maurice’s Rock
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Carrickwirrish
Carraig Mhuiris
Carraig Mhuiris
Corrig Wirras Inhabitants
Description:
This is a small inlet of the sea about 2 chains long and 1 broad.
Situation:
On the W. shore of Innishturk and about 10 chains N. of Toan a Ruah.

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:
Carrickwirrish is in Inishturk 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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Carrickwirrish
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service