Information about St. Feighin's Grave Yard

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
St. Feighin's Grave Yard
Irish Form of Name:
Civil Parish:
Ballinakill in Leitrim Barony
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
St. Feighin's Grave Yard
Feigheen's Grave Yard
Feigheen's Grave Yard Hyacinth Clarke, Esq.
Feigheen's Grave Yard Mr. O’Callaghan
Feigheen's Grave Yard Sir John Burke
Feigheen's Grave Yard The inhabitants
Tradition says that Saint Feigheen is buried here (Roman Catholics bury here now) and Saint Feicheen’s Well is about 1 chain N. East of the Grave Yard, a place which Roman Catholics frequent in order to do penance for their sins.
On the boundaries of Well Park and Lacken near the West end and about 4 miles N.E. 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 516

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
St. Feighin's Grave Yard is in Well Park 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.
Having followed this link, you will see several expandable links - each link has a plus sign on its left - on the top left of the page. Expand 'Base Information and Mapping'. Now it is possible to select the maps that you wish to view by clicking on the checkbox that is on the left of each map; this list includes the original Ordnance Survey maps.
You can select more than one map and you can use a slider to make one map more transparent than another. This allows you to view what features were present or absent at different points in time.
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St. Feighin's Grave Yard
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service