Information about Christopher's Rock

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Christopher's Rock
Irish Form of Name:
Carraig Chríostóra
Christopher’s Rock
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Christopher's Rock
Carraig Chríostóra
Corrig Crestore Inhabitants
Christopher's Rock (Eng.) Inhabitants
This rock about 3 chains long and 1 ½ broad. It has no grass on it.
On the S.W. point of Gannoughs in the ocean and about 3½ chains from High Water.

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
Christopher's Rock is in Gannoughs 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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Christopher's Rock
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service