Information about Ahascragh

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Ath Eascrach
ford of the esker or low ridge
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ath Eascrach
Eathscrah (local)
Ahascragh (Parish)
Ahaskeragh Archdall’s Mon. Hib.
Ahascragh By. S. Sketch Map
Ahaskeragh Carlisle’s Top. Dic.
Ahascragh Charles Filgate, Esq.
Ahascragh – Athascragh Co. Alphabetical List
Ahascragh Grand Jury Pamphlets
Ahascragh H. C. P. R.
Aghaskeragh Inq. Temp. Car. I
Aghaskeragh Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Ahascragh Larkin’s Co. Map
Ahascragh Michl. Shaughnessy, Esq
Ahascragh Peter Daley, Esq.
Ahascragh Rev. Henry Hunt
Ahascragh Seward’s Top. Hib
It is a tolerably well cultivated parish almost one third of it is bog, the principle proprietors are Lord Clonbrock, Sir Ross ?ason, Col. Balfour, Peter Daly, Esq., Wm. Kelly, Esq. and Fredk. Trench, Esq. There are fine demesnes in it and a part of Clonbrock Demesne. The town of Ahascragh is situated on the West side of it.
Lies in the eastern side of the County Galway in the baronies of Killian, Kilconnnel and Cloonmacnoon, bounded on the East and S. East by the river Suck which separates it from the parishes of Dysart and Taughmaconnell in the Barony of Athlone, Co. Roscommon and from Creagh in the Barony of Moycarne in said County. On the South and S. West by Ahascragh River which separates it from the Parishes of Kilcloony and Kilgerril in the Barony of Cloonmacnoon and from Fohanagh in the Barony of Kilconnel, on the West and N. West by the parish of Killosolan in said Barony, on the North by the parish of Killeroran and on the N. East by Taughboy Parish, both in the Barony of Killian.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 1 page 114 to page 118