Information about Beagh River

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Beagh River
Irish Form of Name:
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Beagh River Patrick Douglas
This river rises at Lough Cooter and sinks in the ground a short distance East of a place called the Punch Bowl it runs under ground and passes through the Punch Bowl; alternatively sinking and breaking out at different places.(The Punch Bowl is a Circular Pool of water circumference at the top 572 feet, from the surface of the ground at top, to the water below in the Bowl, 861/2 feet, depth of water in the Bowl 22 feet. The [Unable to read.] in the inside of the Bowl is almost overgrown with trees of various [Unable to read.] the water in it appears stagnant, but doubtless the Beagh River which sinks a little to the East of it passes this it in cavities under ground).Trout, perch and eel in the river.
On the north boundary townland Beagh and Parish Beagh and South boundary townland Carragh in the Parish Kilbeakanty all in the Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway.

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
Beagh River is in Beagh townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Beagh River
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service