Information about Laghtyfahaghaun River

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Laghtyfahaghaun River
Irish Form of Name:
Leacht Ui Fathocháin
Translation:
O’Fohaghan’s Monument
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Laghtyfahaghaun River
Leacht Ui Fathocháin
Owinn-laghte-faughane Inhabitants
Laght Fathocan O’ Flaherty 1684
Description:
This stream (which collects from the mountain runs N. into the Killery Bay) is about four feet wide very shallow except the rainy weather has a gravelly bottom and no fish.
Situation:
In the N.E. part of the parish and is the boundary of Derrynacleigh and the parish of Ross.
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 3 page 27

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
Townland:
Laghtyfahaghaun River is in Derrynacleigh 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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Laghtyfahaghaun River
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