Information about River Suck

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
River Suck
Irish Form of Name:
An t-Suc
the Suck – meaning uncertain
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
River Suck
An t-Suc
River Suck By. Sketch Map
River Suck Carlisle’s Top. Dict.
River Suck Charles Filgate
River Suck H. C. Pop. Rep.
River Suck Michl. Shaughnessy, Esq.
River Suck Peter Daley, Esq.
River Suck Rev. Henry Hunt
There are a great many islands of different sizes in this river. Its breadth varies from 200 to 500 links and divides Galway from Roscommon and is subject to periodical over flowing by which the country is inundated to a considerable extent.
This river lies on the eastern side of this parish, which it separates from the parishes of Dysart and Taughmaconnell in the Barony of Athlone and County Roscommon, and from Creagh parish in the barony of Moycarne in said County.

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
River Suck is in Shanboley townland.

Information From Maps

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