Information about Ballycahalan River

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballycahalan River
Irish Form of Name:
Baile Ui Chathaláin
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ballycahalan River
Baile Ui Chathaláin
Ballycahalan River Martin Fahey, townland of Ballycahalan
see townland
This river runs into the townland of Ballycahalan from the West of the Parish of Kilthomas. Receives the name of Ballycahalan at Ballycahalan townland. Annagh at Annagh and Terragh at Terrabeg. Receiving different names as it passes along on through each townland, but is still the same river, it runs into the parish of Kiltartan at townland Cloonearl. Trout, pike and eel in this river.
On the North East boundary of Ballycahalan townland, Parish of Kilbeakanty 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
Ballycahalan River is in Ballycahalan 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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Ballycahalan River
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