Information about Athleague

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Áth An Liag
ford of the stones
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Áth An Liag
Athleague (Parish of)
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Athleague Archdalls [Unable to read.] [Unable to read.]
Athleague By. Sketch Map
Athleague Carlisles Top. Dict.
Athleague Co. Alphabet List.
Athleague Denis H. Kelly,Esqr.
Athleague Edmund Kelly, Esqr.
Athleague H.C.P.R.
Athleague John Mahon, Esqr.
Athleague Revd. Barthw. Hehir
Athleague Revd. Thos. Crawford
Athleague Robt. Dillon, Edq.
Athleague Sewards Top. [Unable to read.]
It contains 4,975a. 2r. 35p. about 1/3 of which is bog, the remainder arable and pasture. The houses and roads are generally in good repair. It is rather a handsome parish. There being there very handsome demesnes in it, those of Castlekelly, Rookwood and Thornfield.
Is situated in an Eastern part of the County Galway. Is bounded on the East by the river Suck which divides it from the parishes of Athleague and Tirrara, the Barony Athlone and Co. Roscommon. On the South and West by Killeroran parish, and on the North by the parishes Kilbegnet and Fuerty in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Galway.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 1 page 118