Information about Castletown River

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Castletown River
Irish Form of Name:
Baile an chaisleáin
town of the castle
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Castletown River Michael Donohue, Townland Ballynamantin
This river has its origin in Ballynamantin Lough, flows from there through a part of Ballynamantin townland, leaving a space of ground between itself and Gort River to the East, both rivers forming a junction at the south point of the townland Castletown, near the ruins of an old castle which stands on the South East bank of this river; it proceeds north of the river for about 1/6th of a mile and sinks in the ground at a place called Poulatoofy. Although the river is called Gort River its origin is in Lough Cooter. It gets there the name Beagh River. Sinks and rises in different places in its course.Trout and perch in this river. H. Brady, Civil Assistant.
On the East boundary of the townland Castletown and West boundary Carhoonavohanaun, parish of Kiltartan, Barony of Kiltartan 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
Castletown River is in Castletown townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Castletown River
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service