Information about Brans Well

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Brans Well
Irish Form of Name:
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Bran's Well
Brans Well
Brans Well Mr. B. Callaghan
Brans Well Mr. Eyre
Brans Well Mr. Lynch
Brans Well The inhabitants
A rock so called at which stations are performed by the peasantry on Garlick Sunday, there is a grave yard for children north of it known by the same name.
In the N. West end of the townland of Lime Hill 2 1/2 miles North of Dooniry Village.
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 2 page 493

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
Brans Well is in Limehill townland.