Information about Ardbear New Bridge

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ardbear New Bridge
Irish Form of Name:
Árd Béara
[Ardbear means] Beara’s hill or height
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ardbear New Bridge
Ardbear New Bridge Inhabitants
This Bridge was built in 1819 at the expense of £90. It is a strong well built Bridge with one handsome arch. It is 36 feet long and about 50 feet high about half of it built on a solid rock.
On the parish boundary of Omey and Moyrus, on the S. side of Clifden about chains W. of old bridge, on Glen River and road to Roundstone.

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
Ardbear New Bridge is in Clifden townland.

Information From Maps

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