Information about Loughalewnaghta

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Loch a' Leamhnachta
lake of the new milk
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Loch a' Leamhnachta
Loch a Leamhnataa
Loch a Leamhnachta
Loughalanatha Counsellor Reid
Loughalanatha County Map
Loughalanatha John Burke, Esq.
Loughalanatha Rev. H. B. Hulett
A large Lough which has a communication with Lough Derg by a small river the name appears to relate to a child as if it derived the name by a child being drowned there. It does not represent any peculiar appearance, but abounds with pike, perch and brine.
Situated on the boundaries of Derrainy, Gur?, ?, Baurgorriv, Kilkittaan, Tintrim? And Gorreeighter in ? Parish and ? Sout in Ballynakill ? N. N.E. of Whitegate Village.

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
Loughalewnaghta is in Derrainy townland.

Information From Maps

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