Information about Meelick

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
an insulated spot of land
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Melick Inq. Temp. Gul. III
A very small portion of this Parish is bog the remainder arable. It contains three Demesnes, two of which have a Gentleman's Seat in each and the roads from Galway to Eyrecourt; Eyrecourt to Killimor, and Portumna to Eyrecourt, intersect the Western extremity of the Parish. There are several islands which belong to this Parish, two of which are very large called Big Island and Friars Island. It has a R. C. Chapel and School, two villages called Reaskmore and Gleneasdogue and at the margin of the River Shannon which bounds it on the East is situated the ancient ruins of an Abbey.
Bounded N. by the Parish of Dononaughta and Clonfert. S. by the Parish of Fahy and the River Shannon, E. by the Shannon and West by the Parish of Fahy.
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 2 page 54 to page 60