Information about Birbeg Island

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Birbeg Island
Irish Form of Name:
Bior Beag
small spit
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Bior Beag
Birbeg Island Trigonometrical Department
In the sea about 1 1/8 miles S.E. of Feenish Island

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
Birbeg Island is in Finis 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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Birbeg Island
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