Information about O'Brien's Castle
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
East Island Castle
Innisheer Castle Local name
See my letter J.O'D
Ruins of an old castle said to have been built by the O'Briens in the 14 century and reduced in 1652 by the Parliamentary forces.
In Innisheer townland.
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.
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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