Information about Dooesker
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
black esker or ridge
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Dhesker Hill Edward Kelly, Esqr.
Dhesker Hill Mr. O'Rourke, The inhabitants
This hill is principally under cultivation. It consists of some furze and a piece of bog on the east end most probably this hill was composed of bog some time ago.
In the townlands of Cormick[Unable to read.] Brackery North, Gurt[Unable to read.], [Unable to read.] and [Unable to read.] W., parish of Teena, Barony of Leitrim, about 1 3/4 miles N. W. of Kelly's Mills.
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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