Information about Ballydonnellan Castle

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballydonnellan Castle
Irish Form of Name:
Baile Ui Domhnalláin
[Ballydonnellan means] O’Donnellan’s Town
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ballydonnellan Castle
Ballydonnellan Castle See townland
Built by the Donnellans 400 and odd years
It is a very old building more than 600 years, is the residence of Arthur Donnellan, Esq. It is not 600 years.
Is situated in the West of Ballydonnellan East.
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 647

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
Ballydonnellan Castle is in Ballydonnellan East 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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Ballydonnellan 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

Information From The Landed Estates Database

Information from the Landed Estates Database.
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The following is a list of those houses in this townland which are discussed in the Landed Estates Database.