Information about Laghtaloon

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Leacht Luain
Luan’s Monument
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Leacht Luain
Loughta Loon Inhabitants
Leacht, monumentum denotat
A grave yard.
Situated on the E. of the townand of Ballyglass on the W. side of the road leading from Loughrea to Castleblakny.

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
Laghtaloon is in Ballyglass townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service