Information about Reyvoughala
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
the boys mountain plain
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Reighbhoughala Counsellor Reid
Reighbhoughala John Burke, Esq.
Reighbhoughala Mr. Mulloy
Reighbhoughala Rev. H. B. Hulett
Reighbhoughala The inhabitants
A district of the townland of Ballyhinch (so called). It consists of rough boggy land. It does not represent any peculiar appearance or matter worthy of remark.
In the South West end of the townland of Ballyhinch about 1½ mile N. West of Whitegate Village.
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
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.
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