Information about The Giants Graves

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
The Giants Graves
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:
The Giants Graves
The Giants Graves Corpl. Gilmore
The Giants Graves Hyath. Clarke, Esq.
The Giants Graves Sir John Burke
The Giants Graves The inhabitants
8 graves. Tradition says that they are Giants Graves (formed by stones, but does not represent any peculiar appearance) rich!
In the townland of Marble Hill about 4 miles N. West 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 1 page 522

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
The Giants Graves is in Marblehill townland.