Information about Carrickarone

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Carraig a' Róin
rock of the seals
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Carraig a' Róin
Corrig na roan Inhabitants
Seal rock (English) Inhabitants
This is a small rock about 12 yds. in diameter over which the tide flows at high water. During low water it is seldom without having 2 or 4 seals on it and from which animals it was denominated.
Situated in Barney Derrug about 200 yards N. of Keelkyle.

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
Carrickarone is in Keelkyle townland.