Information about Carrickilra
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
rock of the eagle
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Corrigulragh Boundary Surveyor
Eagles Rock Local
Contains 5¾ acres.
A rock in the sea, it belongs to Goolin Island, also another of the name which belongs to Lettermullen Island.
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
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