Information about Rathgorgan
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
Gargin's Rath or Fort
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ragorgan B. S.
Rathgorgan County Map
Ragorgan Castle (in ruins) Inhabitants
Rathgurgina Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Ragorgan Revd. R. P. Graham, Curate
Situated in the E. part of the townland of Ragorgan on a river side.
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.
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