Information about Altore

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Altore
Irish Form of Name:
Altóir
Translation:
an altar
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Altore
Altóir
Althoir Inhabitants
Altar (Eng.) Inhabitants
Druid's Altar Inhabitants
Description:
This altar which is on a green bank is now a few scattered stones. It is 27 feet long, 6 feet wide at one end and gradually widening to 9 feet at the other. In the centre are 2 large stones 5 feet long and bearing, an irregular Cromleck 9 feet long, 4 broad and about 2 feet thick at one end, and sloping to an edge at the other, rested upon upright stones sunk in the ground and forming a kind of room inside which is no more than about 3 feet high.
Situation:
Situated at the S.E. part of Cleggan townland within 24 feet of the shore and S. of Cleggan Tower.

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
Townland:
Altore is in Cleggan townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
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Altore
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service