Information about Carrickahona

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Carrickahona
Irish Form of Name:
Carraig Uaithne
Translation:
Owney’s rock or green rocks
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Carrickahona
Carraig Uaithne
Corrig a Hona Inhabitants
Description:
These rocks 4 in number, the principal of which is about 3 ½ chains long by 2 broad.
Situation:
To the W. of Claddaghdhu and about 11 chains from the land, they are on a sandy 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:
Carrickahona is in Claddaghduff 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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Carrickahona
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