Information about Fiddaunavena

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Feadán beanuigthe
blessed brook
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
[Fiddaunavena changed to Fiddaunnavena]
Feadán beanuigthe
Fiddaun a Vena Inhabitants
Is a small stream about two feet wide with a muddy bottom is shallow. There is no fish in it.
Rises a little on the E. side of the road from Clifden to Westport between the townlands of Lecknavarna and Kylemore joining the boundary between same runs E. and falls in to Lough na Corrigeena.

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
Fiddaunavena is in Lecknavarna townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service