Information about Garrynehu
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
field of the cave
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Garda na huamha
Garrynehu [crossed out] Hyacinth Clarke, Esq.
Garrynehu [crossed out] Mr. O’Callaghan
Garrynehu [crossed out] Sir John Burke
Garrynehu [crossed out] The inhabitants
A farm so called with a few houses but does not consist of any matter worthy of remark.
In the townland of Larraga about 4¼ miles N. N. West of Woodford.
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
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