Information about Ardbear Old Bridge

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ardbear Old Bridge
Irish Form of Name:
Árd Béara
Translation:
[Ardbear means] Beara’s hill or height
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ardbear Old Bridge
Ardbear Old Bridge Inhabitants
Description:
This Bridge was built about the year 1789 at the expense of about £150. It is 90 feet long and 12 feet high with 2 arches.
Situation:
On the parish boundary of Omey and Moyrus on the S. side of Clifden, on Glen River and on the old road to 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
Townland:
Ardbear Old Bridge is in Clifden 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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Ardbear Old Bridge
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