Information about Ballinamore

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Beul an Átha Móir
mouth of the great ford
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Beul an Átha Móir
Beul an Ath móir
Ballinamore By. Sketch Map
Ballinamore Denis H. Kelly, Esq.
Ballinamore Grand Jury Pamphlets
Ballinamore Larkin’s Co. Map
This is a small village in which is a Police Barrack and Grocers Shop – thro’ this village passes the road leading from Ahascragh to Ballygar.
This town is situated at the S. East extremity of the parish contiguous to Shiven River, on the townland of Ballybaan in this parish and on Curraghboy in the parish of Killeroran in Killian barony.

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
Ballinamore is in Ballybaun townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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This link is not a link to the townland that you are currently researching; however, if you follow this link, you will see a search box near the top of the page which you can use to search for your townland.
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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.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service