Information about Golamhead

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Ceann Gualaim
Gualam’s Head
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ceann Gualaim
Golam Island and Golam Head {Golam to be spelled alike in both
Goldenhead Barony Cess Book
Goolin Boundary Surveyor
Gualin or shoulder head Local
See O’Flaherty
A large island, containing 34¼ acres of rough pasture, convenient to its southern shore stands Goolin Tower used as a Trigl. Station.
In the sea, it belongs to Lettermullen.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 3 page 151

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
Golamhead is in Lettermullan 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