Information about Outerard
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Uactar Árd No. 9
Oughterard Bary. Map
Oughterard Co. Map – Book 8
Oughterardy Inquis. Temp. Jac. I
Oughterar-dye Inquis. Temp. Jac. I
Oughterard Railway Map
See letter. And see Eighterard at the N. of the town
A small Post Town, on the road from Galway to Clifden, has a market each Thursday and 4 fairs yearly, contains a Church, R. C. Chapel and a small barracks. Is only celebrated for a spa well and being the resort of sportsmen during the fishing and fowling season.
18 miles W. N.W. of the Town of Galway.
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
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