Information about Rookwood House

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Rookwood House
Irish Form of Name:
Rockwood or Bealagad
Rockwood or Bealagad
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Rookwood House
Rookwood House By. Sketch Map
Rookwood or Belagad Denis H. Kelly, Esq.
Rookwood or Ballygad Edmund Kelly, Esq.
Rockwood John Mahon, Esq.
Rookwood Larkin's Co. Map
Belagad Revd. Barthw. Hehir
Rockwood or Bealagad Revd. Thos. Crawford
Ballygad Robt. Dillon, Esq.
It is situated on a rising ground on the southern part of a demesne neatly planted which is surrounded on the north, east and south by the river Suck which adds greatly to the beauty of the demesne. The form of the house is thus.
It is situated in the south eastern part of the townland of Rookwood, and about 35 3/4 east of the junction of the townlands of Coolaspuddaun and Rookwood.

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
Rookwood House is in Rookwood or Ballagad townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Rookwood House
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service