Meanings

Here are some examples of Townland Names from Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork

No.Townland NameAbbreviationDescription of Townland Name
1Baile Iarthach ThuaidhBITNorth-west townland or habitation.
2Baile Iarthach TheasBIDThe south-west townland.
3Cnocán an ChoimhthighCCHillock of O’Cowhig, or the stranger.
4CoinlínCnIt means stubble area, the stubble being what is left of the corn in the ground following the harvest.
5Gleann IarthachGIWest Glen.
6Gleann MéanachGMMiddle Glen.
7Gleann OirtheachGOEast Glen.
8Crathach Thiar CTiPerhaps, the boggy or marshy place, west and east, or the name may refer to the round shape of the most prominent hill in the area.
9Crathach ThoirCToPerhaps, the boggy or marshy place, west and east, or the name may refer to the round shape of the most prominent hill in the area.
10Lios Ó MóineLMThe habitation of one named Mughain.
11Cnocán na mBairneachCBHillock of the limpets.
12Cill Leice FórabháinCLFPerhaps the burial place and ‘slab’ of Mac Forabháin.
13Gort na LobharGLField of the lepers, probably indicates the use of the area as a place of quarintine for those afflicted with contagious diseases. This townland name would seem to have derived from a field within it which still bears the same name.
14An t-ArdghortAThis is the name both of a townland and of a field within it. It is not clear which derives its name from the other but the meaning is clear – the high cultivated field.
15CeathrúnaCaQuarters. It is a term used in land division.
16ComalánCKnown as the Crooked Island.

Map of Island with numeric Districts

Maps (Figs. 1-11) indicating the location of townlands within the Parish of Clear Island are provided. Each townland map is given an abbreviation and numbers indicate the location of all placenames collected within the townland area.

Meanings

Townland Maps

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1 - Baile Iarthach Thuaidh, BIT (Ballyieragh North)
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