Information about Carrickgar

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Carraig Ghéar
sharp 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:
Carraig Ghéar
Corrig Garr Inhabitants
This rock is ½ a chain in diameter. It is covered at high water.
In the E. part of Ballynakill Bay. It is chains N. of Illaun na Greive and about 6 chains N.W. of Illaun Glos.

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
Carrickgar is in Dawrosmore townland.