Information about Ilaunnameal

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Oileán na mhaol
island of the hornless cows
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Oileán na mhaol
Illaun na Meal Inhabitants
Is a small island about 5 chains long and ½ broad. It produces grass.
Situated on the W. shore of Curragh and on the N. side of Meal more.

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
Ilaunnameal is in Curragh townland.