Information about Shanaviag River

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Shanaviag River
Irish Form of Name:
Seana Mheidhg
old land of whey
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Shanaviag River Inhabitants
See townland
This river is about 35 links at its greatest and 10 at its lesser breadth and is about 2½ miles long.
Rises in Loughaun Bwee runs in a W. course and falls into the Owen Daurus near Shanviag Station. It divides Mullaghglass and Tooreena from Shanaviag Currowngaun and Poulacoppul. The first named are on shore side and the others on the S. side of the river.

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
Shanaviag River is in Shanaveag 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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Shanaviag 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