Information about Abbeygormican, Parish of

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Abbeygormican, Parish of
Irish Form of Name:
Mainistir Ua Ghormaghain
O’Gormagan’s Monastery
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Abbeygormican, Parish of
Mainistir Ua Ghormaghain
Parish of Abbeygormican in the Baronies of Longford, Athenry and Leitrim vide townland
This Parish contains several portions of bog which comprise about 1/15 of the entire Parish, the rest is arable. The road leading from Loughrea to Kiltormer crosses the Northern part of it. It has one demesne with a gentleman’s seat called Brooklawn house. The whole parish is intersected by several lanes and bye roads and contains the following antiquities viz. two holy wells and a cross situate in the N.W. extremity of the Parish and a stone cross situate in the townland of Corballymore and a holy well in the of Drimtubber, the ancient ruins of an Abbey in the townland of Abbeygormican, three demesnes, several Danish forts, two A.C. chapels and ruins of another and a police station.
Bounded on the N. by parish of Killaloughtan, By. of Cloonmacnoon and Killoran, By. of Longford. S. by the Parish of Teena in the By. of Leitrim and Dooniry and Teena in the Barony of Longford. E. by the Parish of Killimer Bolobue, Killquain or Quansborough and Kiltormer in the Barony of Longford. W. by the parishes of Kilreakil and Killoran in the Barony of Athenry and Kilcooly, by. of Leitrim.
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 2 page 77 to page 81