Information about Carrickmarystephen

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Mary Stephen’s Rock
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Mary Stephen's Rock
Corrig Maria Stuffaun Inhabitants
This rock is three chains long and one broad. It is barren having no grass. High water washes over it.
About the middle of the N. shore of Cloonlooaun, 16 chains due E. of Corrig vow and about 38 chains S.of Treigh Illaun North.

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
Carrickmarystephen is in Cloonlooaun 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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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service