Information about Upper Kilsallagh
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Kilsallagh means dirty wood
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Upper Kilsallagh So called by the inhabitants
This village is about 1/4 mile long chiefly situated at the South side of a bye road which passes eastward through the South portion of the townland and [Unable to read.] Kilsallagh. It consists of about 18 houses and contains nothing remarkable.
Upper Kilsallagh Village is situated about 11 chains North of the South boundary of the townland of Kilsallagh.
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
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.
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