Information about Cahercroneen
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
Cronin's Cahir, or Stonefort
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ardfinton Fort Local
Ardfintan Fort Local
Cathair Croinín Local
So called after Finthun one of the ancient Kings of Connaught.Fiontain, a king of Connaught Father of Ursain [Unable to read].
Situated in the townland of Ardfinton having Lissma[Unable to read.]eenaun West of it and another fort E.of it, and all in Ardfinton townland. That fort standing E. of Ardfinton. Fort is not distinguished by any name.
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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