Ráth Cheannaigh
genitive: Ráth Cheannaigh
validated name
(Irish)
Rathkenny
(English)

Glossary

ráth, ráith
English ring-fort

Centrepoint

53.744, -6.65088latitude, longitude
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Properties

POThere is or was once a post office here

Archival records

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Historical references

1836
Rathkenny
"Same as the Parish." [Nóta OD]
Rec. Name:AL Leathanach (AL): Mí096,5
1836
[Rathkenny]
"…in the N. E. part is a large circular fort, in the S. E. part of townland is the Black lough and 34 perches N. W. from it is an oval shaped Danish fort. In the S. W. extremity is the village of Windy Harbour…Mullaghmore Village…both poor straggling hamlets..."
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: Mí096,5

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