Information about Park Old Castle

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Park Old Castle
Irish Form of Name:
Cloch na Páirce
stone of the park
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Park Old Castle
Cloch na Páirce
Nothing but a wing of it at present remains, it was of modern structure.
Is situated in the S. East side of the townland Park about 12 chains N. West of the junction between Park, Bullterrine and Coollymurraghty.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 1 page 648

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
Park Old Castle is in Park 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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Park Old Castle
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