Information about Monksfield River

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Monksfield River
Irish Form of Name:
Fearan na Manach
land of the monks
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Monksfield River Henry Casey, Steward at Monksfield
Trout and eel in this river.
On the North boundary townland Monksfield, parish of Killogilleen, Barony of Dunkellin and County Galway.

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
Monksfield River is in Monksfield 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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Monksfield River
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