Information about The Mill of Ballygowan

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
The Mill of Ballygowan
Irish Form of Name:
Glas Oileáin na gcloch mór
Smith’s town
Civil Parish:
Ballinakill in Leitrim Barony
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
The Mill of Ballygowan
(Ballygouan Mill – written on plan)
Ballygouan B. S. Sketch
The Mill of Ballygowan Hyath. Clarke, Esq.
The Mill of Ballygowan Mr. O’Callaghan
The Mill of Ballygowan Sir John Burke
The Mill of Ballygowan The inhabitants
A good Corn Mill so called with a large orchard on the South side. It does not represent any peculiar appearance, but well known in the country by this name.
In the S West end of the townland of Ballygouan about 1¼ mile S. S.W. of the Abbey Village.

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
The Mill of Ballygowan is in Ballygowan townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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The Mill of Ballygowan
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service