Information about Knocknara Stream

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Knocknara Stream
Irish Form of Name:
Sruthán Cnuic na Ratha
streamlet of the fort hill Knockaunnara
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Knocknara Stream
Sruthán Cnuic na Ratha
Srughaun Knocknara Inhabitants
Knocknara Stream Inhabitants
This stream is about three feet wide, has a gravely bottom for the chief part and is very shallow. There is no fish in it.
Rises at the S. boundary of Crucknara, runs S.E. for about ½ a mile dividing same from the Ph. of Omey. Then turns E. and falls into Moyard River.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Sru and Sruh represent the Irish sruth, a stream.

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
Knocknara Stream is in Crocknaraw townland.