Information about Illaunavilra

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Illaunavilra
Irish Form of Name:
Oileán an Iolra
Translation:
eagle’s island
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Illaunavilra
Oileán an Iolra
Illaun an Illra or Eagle's Island Inhabitants
Description:
This island is about 3 chains long by 1 broad.
Situation:
Near the centre of Lough-na-hillaun and about 5½ chains from its N. beach.

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:
Illaunavilra is in Aillenaveagh 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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Illaunavilra
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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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service