Information about Caherglassan Lough

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Caherglassan Lough
Irish Form of Name:
Cathair Ghliosáin
Gleesan's stone fort
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cathair Ghliosáin
Caherglassan Lough Mr. O’Flaherty, Cloonteen townland
Trout, perch and eel in this Lough.
On the South West boundary of Ballynastaig, Barony of Kiltartan and County 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
Caherglassan Lough is in Ballynastaig 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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Caherglassan Lough
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service