Information about Black River

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Black River
Irish Form of Name:
Abhain Dubh
Translation:
black river
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Abhain Dubh
Black River Local
Description:
The source of this river are two springs situated in the townland of Ardvower.
Situation:
Forms the N.W. boundary of the parish.

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:
Black River is in Joyce's Park 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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Black River
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

Information From The Landed Estates Database

Information from the Landed Estates Database.
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The following is a list of those houses in this townland which are discussed in the Landed Estates Database.