Information about Barnaboy

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Bearna Buidhe
yellow gap
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
[Barnawee changed to Barnaboy]
Bearna Buidhe
Barney wee Inhabitants
Yellow Gap (Eng.) Inhabitants
Is a precipice of yellow earth about 80 feet high and beside it is a small passage or footpath to the shore called as above.
At the S.E. boundary of Curragh 15 chains E. of Cor na Coppull, on the sea shore and about 18 chains S.E. of Cahiradona.

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
Barnaboy is in Tonadooravaun 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.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service