Information about Dughruagh

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Dubh Chruach
black reek
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Dubh Chruach
Dufhruogh Inhabitants
Black-red (Eng.) Inhabitants
This is a range of mountain rising from a quarter to ½ a mile high almost perpendicular. Its face which is covered with long heath is of a craggy appearance overhanging Kylemore Lake for about ½ a mile and continued at each end by mountain equally high, but gradually lessening. The S. side of it is covered with a natural growth of hawthorn and bushes amongst which run several noiseless brooks along with the echo responded by the feathered tribe serve in no small instance to animate its much admired scenery.
Situated N. of Lough Kylemore in the S. part of the townland of Linnaheltya and in the centre of Poulacoppul and on S. side of New Line between Westport and Clifden.

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
Dughruagh is in Pollacappul [changed from Poulacapple] townland.

Information From Maps

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