Information about Lough Callow
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
Loch a Caltha
lake of Callow
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Loch a Caltha
Lough a Calla By. Sketch Map
Lough a Calla James Lambert, Esqr.
Loughaclera Larkin’s Co. Map
Lake Revd. Mr. Collis
Lough of Callagh Thos. Birmingham, Esqr.
Lough of Callagh William Trench, Esq.
This Lough is an irregular figure the greatest length of which is 2,580 links and greatest breadth 1,830 links. It contains 14a. 3r. 36p. It has an island in its centre nearly circular about 130 links in diameter and on which is a ruin.
Lies in the north of this parish on the townlands of Calla, Lissdoanelro and Lecarrowmactully.
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
Lough Callow is in Callow townland.
Information From Maps
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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This link is not a link to the townland that you are currently researching; however, if you follow this link, you will see a search box near the top of the page which you can use to search for your townland.
Having followed this link, you will see several expandable links - each link has a plus sign on its left - on the top left of the page. Expand 'Base Information and Mapping'. Now it is possible to select the maps that you wish to view by clicking on the checkbox that is on the left of each map; this list includes the original Ordnance Survey maps.
You can select more than one map and you can use a slider to make one map more transparent than another. This allows you to view what features were present or absent at different points in time.
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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.
If you notice any inaccuracies with any of the above, please e-mail
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