townland
An Carn
genitive: an Chairn
validated name
(Irish)
Carran
(English)

Glossary

English cairn, pile of rocks

Centrepoint

51.7701, -9.45333latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1836
Carren
CGn. Leathanach: 18.267.476
1836
Carron
CGn. Leathanach: 18.267.476
1841
Carran
BS:AL Leathanach: Co243,40
1841
Carran
Young, J.:AL Leathanach: Co243,40
1841
Carren
Pat. Roll. J. I:AL Leathanach: Co243,40
1841y
Carn, 'a monumental heap of stone'
"'Carn,' pronounced in the south as if written 'carrann'. It means a monumental heap of stones." [Nóta OD]
OD:AL Leathanach: Co243,40
1841
Carran
OD:AL Leathanach: Co243,40
1986
n
Cairn or large heap of stones ... Remains exist.
O'Donoghue Leathanach: 301

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