townland
An Altóir
genitive: na hAltóra
validated name
(Irish)
Altar
(English)

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    An Altóir ‘the altar’

  • English

    An Altóir ‘the altar’

    Originally the name of a wedge-tomb in this townland. Locally understood to have been a penal mass altar.

Centrepoint

51.5175, -9.64011 latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1811
Alter
Bath
1841-2
Altar
BS:AL
1841-2
Alter
Co. Cess Bk.:AL
1841-2
Altar
Lease 1831:AL
1841-2x
faic
OC:AL
1841-2y
faic
OD:AL
1841-2
Altar
Rent Bk. 1841:AL (Co)
1841-2
Altar
Tithe Ledger:AL

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