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:
Ahascragh By. Sketch Map
Ahascragh Charles Filgate, Esq.
Ahascragh Co. Alph. List
Ahascragh Grant Jury Pamphlets
Ahasragh Larkin’s Co. Map
Ahascragh Michl. Shaughnessy, Esq.
Ahascragh Peter Daley, Esq.
Ahascragh Rev. Henry Hunt
This town is a market town, the market is held on Friday. There are 5 fairs held here in the year. It is a good town of business. The houses in general are in good repair. There is a Dispensary on it. It is a Post Town.
Ahascragh Town is situated in the West of this parish on the townland of Ahascragh West in the barony of Kilconnel. It lies on the side of a hill near a small river of the same name.

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
Ahascragh is in Ahascragh West townland.

Information From Maps

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