Information about Lougharton

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Loch Artain
Artan’s Lake
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Loch Artain
Lougharton John Burke, Esq.
Lougharton Mr. Mulloy
Lougharton Rev. H. B. Hulett
Lougharton The inhabitants
A small Lough (so called). It does not represent any peculiar appearance or matter worthy of remark; and the name is only known to the inhabitants.
Near the centre of the townland of Whitegate about ¼ of a mile North of Whitegate Village.

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
Lougharton is in Whitegate 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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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service