Information about Cushlaunadawcallaugh (old castles)

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Cushlaunadawcallaugh (old castles)
Irish Form of Name:
Caisleáin a' dá Chailleach
castle of the two hags
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Caisleáin a' dá Chailleach
Castles of the two sisters or Two Sisters' Castles
Cushlaunadawcallaugh (old castles) Popular name
There are 2 old castles in the N. part of Cartoor townland called by the name of Cushlaunadawcallaugh Parts of the walls of these buildings are still to be seen. They appear to have been of considerable strength and magnitude, the walls are about 5 ft. thick and their height about 60 ft. it is supposed that these castles were built by the ancestors of the O’Flaherty’s - by the O’Flahertys.
N.E. of parish and North of Cartoor townland near Lough Corrib.

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
Cushlaunadawcallaugh (old castles) is in Cartoor townland.