Information about Moylough

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Maigh Loch
plain of the lough
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Maigh Loch
Moilough Beaufort’s Map
Moylough (Parish) By. S.
Moylough Carlisle’s Top. Dict.
Moylough (Parish) County Map
Moylogh Down Survey 1655
Moylagh Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Myllagh Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Moylagh Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Moylough Printed Townland List
This parish contains about 23,287 statute acres and is of a very irregular form. Its greatest from N. to S. is 10 miles and breadth from E. to W. 9 miles. The surface is level and there is a considerable quantity of flow bog in it. In the E. of the parish is the town of Newtown Bellew and Mount Bellew Bridge.
Situated in the Barony of Killaan and Tiaquin in E. of the County of Galway about 9 miles E. of Tuam, 1 mile N.E. of Monivea and 11 miles N.W. of Castleblakeney.
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 1 page 231 to page 237