Information about Ballynabuckaun

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Baile na bpocán
town of the buck goats
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Baile na bpocán
Ballagh na Pockan
Ballagh na Puckan Spelt according to the pronunciation of the inhabitants
It consists of about 10 houses. There is nothing worthy of remark about it.
Ballagh na Puckan, a village situated in the N. W. portion of the townland of Marnellsgrove.

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
Ballynabuckaun is in Marnellsgrove 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