Information about Knockadoon

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cnoc a dúin
hill of the dun or fort
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cnoc a dúin
Cnac a dúin
Cnoc a Dúin, hill of the fort
Cruckadoon Mr. Eyre
Knockadoon Mr. Eyre
Knockadoon Mr. Lynch
Cruckadoon Mr. Lynch
Cruckadoon Mr. O'Rourke
Knockadoon Mr. O'Rourke
Knockadoon The inhabitants
Cruckadoon The inhabitants
A small hill with a cave in it. It is a handsome hill, a fort and a trigonometrical point on it. Known by Clooonacastle, 1,025 feet above the sea at low water mark.
In the N. West end of the townland of Shanbally about 3/4 of a mile S. S. West 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 490

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
Knockadoon is in Duniry townland.