Information about Lough Cooter Castle

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Lough Cooter Castle
Irish Form of Name:
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Lough Cooter Castle Lord Gort's Gardener
A splendid Castle with excellent offices, orchards, gardens, groves, plantations and ornamental grounds, commanding a beautiful view of Lough Cooter and its various islands.
On the Eastern shore of Lough Cooter and in the South East of the townland Lough Cooter Demesne, Parish of Beagh, Barony of Kiltartan and Co. Galway.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 2 page 499 to page 500

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
Lough Cooter Castle is in Loughcooter 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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Lough Cooter Castle
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