Information about Abbey

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Abbey
Irish Form of Name:
Translation:
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Abbey
Abey Counsellor Reid
Abey John Burke, Esq.
Abbey Mr. Mulloy
Abey Rev. H. B. Hulett
Abbey The inhabitants
Comment:
continued from No. 1
Description:
The ruins of an abbey with a grave yard on the east side, no information can be otained respecting it. The parish seems to have taken its name from this grave yard (Clonrush).
Situation:
In the south end of the townland of Meelick, Parish of Clonrush, about 1¼ mile south of White Gate.

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Townland:
Abbey is in Meelick townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
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Abbey
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service