Information about Cloonascragh River

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Cloonascragh River
Irish Form of Name:
Cloonascragh River
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cloonascragh River
Cloonascragh River Boundary Sketch
See townland
Is a narrow river nearly an equal breadth of above 40 links, runs West and East, crosses the Grand Canal and after a serpentine corse falls into the river Suck in that part of it which divided the townland Correenbeg in the Parish of Moore and County of Roscommon from the townland Cloonascragh and Lissmanny in this parish.
Is situated in this part of the parish where it becomes the common mearing between the townlands Cloonascragh, Ballymannagh and Lissmanny. In the Barony of Longford.

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
Cloonascragh River is in Cloonascragh townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Cloonascragh River
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service