Information about Melehan Bridge

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Melehan Bridge
Irish Form of Name:
Magh Leathan
broad plain
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Melehan Bridge
Magh Leathan
Mulhone Inq. Temp. Car. I
Moylin Inq. Temp. Car. I
Milin (1/2 Cartron) Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Melahan Bridge John Magher, Esq.
It is built across a stream about 20 links wide and on the road leading from Aughrim to Ballinasloe.
It is situated in the parish mearing and common to Coolulla in this parish and and Urragree in the parish of Clontooskert.

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
Melehan Bridge is in Coololla townland.

Information From Maps

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