Information about Benfree

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Binn fraoigh
heathy peak
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Binn fraoigh
Heathy Mount (Eng.)
Benfreagh Inhabitants
Is a range of high sandy mountains.
Situated on the parish boundary of Ballynakill and Omey, on the S. part of Kylemore W. of Benbawn and E. of Maumnageehee.

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
Benfree is in Kylemore townland.