Information about Shanaviag River
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
old land of whey
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Shanaviag River Inhabitants
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.
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
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.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
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