Information about Clifden Racecourse

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Clifden Racecourse
Irish Form of Name:
[Clifden means] a ford or stepping stones in a ford
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Clifden Racecourse Inhabitants
This race course which is almost circular is about ¼ mile in diameter, the breadth of the course is 40 feet. It is in a valley in the centre of a bog. There has been no gathering in it since 1820.
Situated in the centre of Clifden townland and N. of same town.

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
Clifden Racecourse 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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Clifden Racecourse
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.
Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service