Information about Mount Shannon Village

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Mount Shannon Village
Irish Form of Name:
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Mount Shannon Village
Mount Shannon B. S. Sketch
Mount Shannon Counsellor Reid
Mount Shannon John Burke, Esqr.
Mount Shannon Revd. H. B. Hulett
A large village consisting of the Parish Church, Baptist School, Old Market House, Police Barracks, Wesleyan Preaching House, Pettit? Sessions House, Wesleyan Missionary School and a Penny Post Office. The Pettit Sessions House is also a loan and savings Bank. There are 11 fairs held here every year on the 20th day of every month except December.
In the South end of the townland of Mount Shannon close by Lough Derg about 4½ miles N.E. of Scarriff.

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
Mount Shannon Village is in Mount Shannon townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Mount Shannon Village
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service