Information about Cloondadauv

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cluain Dá Dhamh
lawn of the two oxen
Civil Parish:
Ballinakill in Leitrim Barony
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cluain Dá Dhamh
Cloondagauv Castle
Cloondagauv Castle B. S. Sketch
Cloondagaw Castle Hyath. Clarke, Esq.
Castle of Clondagawe Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Cloondagauv Castle Larkin’s County Map
Cloondagaw Castle Sir John Burke
An ancient castle the most part of the walls are yet standing. It stands on a rock close by the shore of Lough Derg and used as a Trigonometrical point, the ground is 113 feet above low water mark.
On the North East extremity of the townland of Cloondagauv about 3½ miles East of Woodford.
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 2 page 517 to page 520

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
Cloondadauv is in Cloondadauv (da damh) townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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This link is not a link to the townland that you are currently researching; however, if you follow this link, you will see a search box near the top of the page which you can use to search for your townland.
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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