Information about Gun Island
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Gun Illan Thomas Rafferty, C.A. Said to understand Irish W.L
This book examined by S. O’Connor, C.A., and David Price – 23 April. 1839.
This Island contains 2a. 2r. 13p. It belongs to Ballygill townland in the parish of Creagh.
Situated in the River Suck about 12 chains South of Ballygill Bridge, in the Parish of Creagh, Barony of Moycarne.
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
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