Information about Cahermore

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cathair Mór
great caher or stone fort
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cathair Mór
Cahermór, the great fort of stone
Cahermore Local
Cahermore Local
Cahermore Rev. Thos. Kearney, P.P.
Cahirmore Vestry Book 1826
*N.B.The plans and documents connected with the townlands in which these places are situated were complete before it was discovered that they belonged to the Parish of Athenry. See Name Book No. 440. *Cahermore, Deerpark, Puttachaun, St. Sweeny’s Well, Waterview, Breanloughaun
A very large fort containing a Trigl. Station. The property of Mr. Browne. An extensive and remarkable ancient stone structure.
4 miles N.W. of Athenry. In the townland of Kilskeagh.

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
Cahermore is in Kilskeagh townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service