Information about Cleggan Point

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Cleggan Point
Irish Form of Name:
a skull; a round rocky hill
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cleggan Point Inhabitants
See townland
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.

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
Cleggan Point is in Ballynew townland.