First Ordnance Survey, Parish of Glenkeen, 1840
Placenames In the Parish in the 1650s
The parish of Glenkeen was surveyed extensively in the 1650s and around 100 placenames were recorded. Some of these are readily recognisable in today’s names, some are almost beyond recognition, and about 50 names are no longer used and seem to be forgotten. Some names are fairly easy to recognize, such as Borreshleagh, Fountaine, Killcoolane and Cowlyne. Then there are names such as Cappapullonealogh, Lisanardybawne, Caragh Worish and the Mountaine of Gortinoryorna, all still in use but shortened or simplified. Finally there are names that are no longer used such as Gortyloghane, Garrangortygilly, Garrilish and Corbally; the last two were the biggest townlands in the parish in 1650. For more on this and other facts such as who owned the land in 1640, click on this link.