Information about Glinsk Castle

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Glinsk Castle
Irish Form of Name:
Glinsce
Translation:
glen of the briers
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the Barony of Ballymoe
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Glinsk Castle
Glinsk
Comment:
See townland
Description:
This castle appears to have been destroyed by fire, the exterior walls alone standing the inside of which have a blackened appearance. The lintels of all the doors, windows and chimneys are burnt out and the architecture is the same as that of the O’Donnells Castle in the town of Donegal.
Situation:
Glinsk Castle now in ruins is situated nearly in the centre of the townland of Glinsk about 2 chains South of Glinsk House.
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 1 page 73

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:
Glinsk Castle is in Glinsk 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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Glinsk Castle
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Information From The Landed Estates Database

Information from the Landed Estates Database.
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The following is a list of those houses in this townland which are discussed in the Landed Estates Database.