Information about Ballynakill old church

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballynakill old church
Irish Form of Name:
Baile na Cille
town of the church
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ballynakill old church
Ballinakill Church Inhabitants
Thampul Ballanakille (Irish) Inhabitants
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Is the Parish Burial Ground about ½ an acre in extent having no fence about it in which is the ruin of an house of worship 60 feet long, 20 feet wide and its walls about 8 feet high.
Situated on the S.E. corner of Cartron within a few chains of the N. side of Ballinakill Lake and on S. side of road between Cleggan Bay and Westport.
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 letters.
  • Volume 3 page 24 to page 25
  • Volume 3 page 30

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
Ballynakill old church is in Cartron townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Ballynakill old church
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service