Information about Tullantarvaun
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Wheaten Rock Local
A barren rock situated E. of Barley and W. of Rye Rocks. Said to be ploughed by Danish Bullocks from whence it takes its name.
Information From Joyce's Place Names
Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Tul, a hill; the root-word of a number of derivatives, such as Tulach, Tullagh, Tully, Tullig, Tolly, Tulla, Tullaghan, &c, all meaning hill or hillock. Tul is often made Tula.
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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