Information about Ravadda

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ravadda
Irish Form of Name:
Rath Mhaide
Translation:
fort of the stick
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ravadda
Rath Mhaide
Rabhadda/Ramadda, dogs fort
Ravadda Local
Description:
A name given to a large bog.
Situation:
In the townlands of Liscanninaan and Cloghaun.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Ra, Ray, Raw, Rath ; an ancient fortified residence: See vol. i. p. 274. As in the case of "Lis," the part of a place-name following Ra, Rath, Raheen, &c, is very often a personal or family name. See Lis.

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
Townland:
Ravadda is in Liscananaun 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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Ravadda
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service