Information about Mallanahy

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Meall an fathaigh
knoll of the giant
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Meall an fathaigh
Maameen Erhagh Inhabitants
Srath a nahey Inhabitants
Giant's Hill (Eng) Inhabitants
Maumeen Erhagh is a gap between the two Killerys across a very rugged mountain in which is the old road from Tully to Westport. W. side of which and in the townland of Rossroe is Srath a nahey, a high rocky hill commanding an extensive view.
Situated from the E. point of the little Killery along the S.E. boundary of Rossroe to the Killery Harbour at the N.E. part of Foher.

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
Mallanahy is in Rosroe townland.