Information about Castlegar River

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Castlegar River
Irish Form of Name:
Baile an Chaisleáin
town of the castle
Civil Parish:
Ballynakille in the Barony of Killian
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Castlegar River
Castlegar River
see townland
It is serpentine and varies in breadth from 50 to 200 links. There [are] a few small islands on it, none of which have names.
This river runs through the southern part of this parish, and divides the townlands of Longford, Ballynahowna, and Carhoonagonniv, on its North, from the townland of Castlegar, on its South.

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
Castlegar River is in Castlegar townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
(Click on place name to view original map in new window.)
This link is not a link to the townland that you are currently researching; however, if you follow this link, you will see a search box near the top of the page which you can use to search for your townland.
Having followed this link, you will see several expandable links - each link has a plus sign on its left - on the top left of the page. Expand 'Base Information and Mapping'. Now it is possible to select the maps that you wish to view by clicking on the checkbox that is on the left of each map; this list includes the original Ordnance Survey maps.
You can select more than one map and you can use a slider to make one map more transparent than another. This allows you to view what features were present or absent at different points in time.
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Castlegar River
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service