Information about The Royal George

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
The Royal George
Irish Form of Name:
Translation:
Civil Parish:
Ballinakill in Leitrim Barony
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
The Royal George
The Royal George Hyath. Clarke, Esq.
The Royal George Mr. O’Callaghan
The Royal George Sir John Burke
The Royal George The inhabitants
Description:
A piece of plantation so called; it is said to represent the size of the ship called The “Royal George” which sunk off Spit Head (this was designed by a relative of one of the crew) in commemoration of a friend who perished in the wreck.
Situation:
Near the centre of the townland of Derrygill about 1 mile S. East of Woodford.

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
Townland:
The Royal George is in Derrygill townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
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The Royal George
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