Information about Billybeg

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Billybeg
Irish Form of Name:
Bile beag
Translation:
small old tree
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Billybeg
Bile beag
Billibeg B. S. Sketch Map
Billebeg Cahill, Esq. Annaghdown
Uillibeg County Map
Byllis Inq. Temp. Car. I.
Billebeg Local
Description:
It belongs to the townland of Baurranna. Staunton Esq. is the Proprietor.
Situation:
An Island in Lough Corrib.Situate 8 chains S. E. of the most Northern part of Mucrush townland.

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
Townland:
Billybeg is in Muckrush 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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Billybeg
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service