Information about Clonbrock Castle

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Clonbrock Castle
Irish Form of Name:
Cluain Broc
cloon or lawn of the badgers
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Clonbrock Castle
Cluain Broc
Clonbrock Castle H. Wheatly (Lord Clonbrock’s Steward)
Clonbrocke Inq. Temp. Jac. I
See townland
This castle was erected by Dillons, the walls are about 60 feet high which are partly entire, it is of modern erection.
This castle is situated in the farm yard of Clonbrock House.
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 625

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
Clonbrock Castle is in Clonbrock House 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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Clonbrock 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