Information about Aughrusbeg Lough
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
[Aughrusbeg means] promontory of the horses
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Aughrusbeg Lough Inhabitants
This Lough is about ½ mile long and 1/8 broad and is supposed to be nearly 20 feet deep on centre with a sandy bottom. It has no rivers to or from it. The fish are eel in abundance.
Situated in the centre of Aughrusbeg townland.
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
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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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.
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