Information about Cleggan Point
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
a skull; a round rocky hill
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cleggan Point Inhabitants
This point is about 1½ miles long and upwards of 1 mile broad at the base gradually diminishing to a point at its W. end. It is chiefly heathy and its centre a high mountain.
Is the western part of the parish of Ballinakill. It is bounded S. by Cleggan Bay, N. and W. by the Atlantic and E. by the townland of Ballynew.
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
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