Information about Derryroe
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
red Derry, or oak wood
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Derra Ruah (Cloonca Village) Inhabitants
Is a little village of 4 or 5 small houses.
Situated 30 chains E. of Lough Guin-a-Skehan and about 19 do E. of the W. boundary of Cloonca townland, and 35 do S.W. from Liss (a village). Kilconnell.
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
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