Information about Lickerrig

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Lic Dheirg
red flag on flat surfaced rock
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Lic Dheirg
Lickerrig B. Persse, Esq.
Lickerrig Boundary Sketch
Lickerrig Co. Record Book
Lakerrig Larkin's Co. Map
Lickreg Leward's[Unable to read.] Topograph.
This parish is a vicarage in the Diocese of Clonfert. It is small and of an irregular form ? portion of it being detached in the eastern side, the western side is occupied by a demesne, consisting a Gentleman’s Seat and ?. It consists 2 old castles, 1 old church, 1 old chapel, 5 Danish Forts, 1 cave?, 2 Trigl. Stations, 1 old turret, 1 Church, 1 R. C. Chapel, 2 School Houses and a Police Station. It is nearly all arable of a good description. There being only a small piece of bog.
Lies partly in the Baronies of Athenry, Dunkellin and Loughrea, and is bounded in the North and N. W. of the parishes of Kilcummin? and Kiltulla, Barony of Dunkellin, an the N. E. and E. by the parishes of Kiltulla, and a part of Kilconickny, and on the S. and S. W. by the parishes of Kilconickny, Lickerrig, ? and part of Kilconieron in the baronies of Athenry, Dunkellin and Loughrea.
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 450 to page 458

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Lickerrig in Galway; Leac-dherg, red flagstone surface : and truly descriptive.