townland
An Briotás
genitive: an Bhriotáis
non-validated name
(Irish)
Brittas
(English)

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the palisade
    briotás — iasacht ó bretasche na nAngla-Normannach

    Mionainmneacha ar an léarscáil:

    1. Léirítear Parknamuck SO < Páirc na Muc “the field of the pigs” sa chuid thiar thuaidh.
    2. Tabhair faoi deara go réitíonn suíomh Curragh Wood SO < An Currach “the wet land” i lár an bhaile fearainn go beacht leis an bpaiste de thalamh ghléireach (‘Surface water Gleys’, ‘Ground water Gleys Acidic’) a léirítear ar shuíomh www.epa.ie.
    3. Ní léir bunús an cháilitheora sa mhionainm 1618 ‘Kylfyan’, ‘Kyllifan’ LS Uí Dhuinn, 1841 Killyawn Burial Ground SO 6″, 1907c Killyann Burial Ground SO 25ʺ < Cill Fhiáin (?) “the uncultivated church”.

    Ainmneacha stairiúla:
    Luaitear ainm eile taobh leis seo in 1593 ‘the Brittas and Rathlacka’ < Ráth Leacaigh “the ring-fort of Leacach” — Leacach ab ainm eile don cheathrú talún seo timpeall ar bf Ceapach Bhrógáin (#28392).

Centrepoint

53.1455, -7.5417 latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1593
the Brittas
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 52
1607
the Brittas
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 13
1607
the Brittas
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 30
1607
Brittas
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 12
1617
Brittas
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 7 J I
1617
le Brittas
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 7 J I
1617
Brittas
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 171
1617
Brittas
Dunne Papers Leathanach: 125
1618
Brittas
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 173
1619
Brittas
CPR Leathanach: 435
1629
Brittas
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 177
1639
Brittas
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 180
1639
Brittas
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 181
1648
Brittas
Dunne Papers Leathanach: 126
1659
Brittas
Cen. Leathanach: 505
1660c
Brittas
BSD (La) Leathanach: 123
1662
Brittas
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 2 C II
1682
Brittas
Dunne Papers Leathanach: 136
1718
Brittas
Dunne Papers Leathanach: 141
1824
Brittas
TAB
1832
Brittas
Dunne Papers Leathanach: 146
1838
Britas, Brittas
"Brian O'Doyne of the Brittas."
Inq. J I:AL Leathanach: La036,10
1838
Brittas
Inq. C II:AL Leathanach: La036,10
1838
Briotás, 'speckled land'
OD:AL Leathanach: La036,10
1838
Brittas
OD:AL Leathanach: La036,10
1838
[Brittas]
"Contains Brittas House & Demesne, the splendid seat of the Dunne family.."
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: La036,10
1838
Brittas
BS:AL Leathanach: La036,10
1838
Brittas
Carlisle Top Dic:AL Leathanach: La036,10
1838
Brittas
Map (Dunne, Gen.):AL Leathanach: La036,10
1838
Brittas
HCSV:AL Leathanach: La036,10
1838
Brittas
CM:AL Leathanach: La036,10
1838
Brittas
HCons PR:AL  Leathanach: La036,10
2005
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2005
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