Information about Site of Old Castle of Cloonigny

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Site of Old Castle of Cloonigny
Irish Form of Name:
Cluain Eignigh
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Site of Old Castle of Cloonigny
Cluain Eignigh
Site of Old Castle of Cloonigny By. Sketch Map
Rin na heignidhe, see tract on Hy-many
This Castle is at present scarcely visible and the wall which surrounds its foundation forms an oblong of about 380 links long and 320 wide. The foundation of the Castle is nearly of a circular form of 160 links in diameter.
The site of this Castle is situated in the townland of Cloonigny nigh the centre of it and about 42 chains S. West of the junction of Killuremore, Kilgerril and Cloonigny. Is also situated within about 19 chains S. West of Cloonigny Fort.
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 533 to page 534

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
Site of Old Castle of Cloonigny is in Cloonigny townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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This link is not a link to the townland that you are currently researching; however, if you follow this link, you will see a search box near the top of the page which you can use to search for your townland.
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Site of Old Castle of Cloonigny
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