Information about Rathgorgan

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Rath Goirgín
Gargin's Rath or Fort
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Rath Goirgín
Rath Goirgín
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.