a guide to
tracing your ancestors in bandon, cork. ireland
bhj | griffiths |
churches | townlands |
maps | directories |
census | parish records |
links | family trees
Desert – Retreat or hermitage, inaccessible place. In a Decretal Letter of 1199 it is written Disurdcrum – Diseart Cruime (retreat of the overhanging hill). This is site of an early ecclesiastical foundation.
Desert (339 acres) Diseart – Retreat or hermitage. At the south side are ruins of Desert parish church and graveyard which is now disused. At the north side is a ring fort.
Ashgrove (180 acres). Cloch an Easbuig – Bishop’s stone seat. It might read Cluain Easbuig – Bishop’s meadow. It is written Clonaspug in Petty’s map
Curraghrane More (111 acres) Corra an Gharrain – Round hill of the grove. At the south side are ruins of a coastguard station.
Curraghgrane Beg (67 acres). The townlands of Curraghgrane were church property and were sometimes termed North Ring.