Information about Rinvyle

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Rín a Mhaoile
point of Mael (a man’s name)
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Rín Mhil
Rín a Mhaoile
Recte. Rinweel
Renvile Point County Map
Rinvile (1 qt.) Inq. Temp. Car. I
Rinn Mhaoil Local
Recte. Rinweel, but Mr. Henry Blake has established Rinvyle
Is a promontory or headland.
Situated on the N. side of the entrance into Ballinakill Harbour and W. of Renvile House.

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
Rinvyle is in Curragh 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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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