A view of Whiting Bay from near Lynches ruined cottage in Ardoginna




A coastal townland in West Waterford. Located 2 km west of Ardmore village. Canon Power in his Place-names of the Decies reads Ardoginna as 'the height of the O'Kinnys, or Kenna's height'.

Who the Kenna's were is not clear and the nearby McKenna's Castle is named after a 19th century family (http://www.ardmorewaterford.com/mckennas-castle/). The Down Survey maps of 1641 & 1670 (http://goo.gl/6BVKYb) shows the townland in the ownership of James Fitzgerald whose core lands were in Kildare.


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