Information about Lough Shannavaira

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Lough Shannavaira
Irish Form of Name:
Seana Bheártha
old shorn or bare land
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Lough Shannavaira Local
See townland
A small lough.
On the boundary of Shannavaira and Cruckadaav.

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
Lough Shannavaira is in Shannavara 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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Lough Shannavaira
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.
Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service