Information about Illannolanamaddogy

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Oileán Nuala na Meadóige
island of Nuala of the big knife
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Oilean Nuala na Miodóige
Oileán Nuala na Meadóige
Illan Noalla na Middaoga
Illan Noalla na Maddoaga Inhabitants
There is a tradition that an old woman lived in this island by plunder, and the only method she had for protecting herself was by a large knife - hence the name Noalla na Medoaga (Nelly the Knife).
Illan Noalla na Midoaga is a small portion of land called Illan or Island on the E. side of Curralough Lough near the West boundary of the townland of Curralough it has bog and marsh on the West side of it which renders access to it difficult.

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
Illannolanamaddogy is in Corralough 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