Information about Toornamweel

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Tuar na Maoile
green field of the bald cow
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Tuar na Maoile
Thurnamweel Inhabitants
Is the point of the rocks over which high water passes.
Is on the W. shore of Renvile also the W. shore of Curragh.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Toor, Irish Tuar ; sometimes means (primarily) a bleach-green, or where things are spread out to dry, sometimes (secondarily) a home field where cows graze and are fed and milked. Same with the dim. Tooreen. Toors and Tooreens are often along streams.

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
Toornamweel is in Curragh townland.