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Re: Townlands

Posted by Brian Hoban on March 12, 2009 at 10:36:13:

In Reply to: Townlands posted by Mrsk on March 12, 2009 at 02:21:08:

Sheskin is a vast area of bogland north of Bellacorrick. the following info is taken from NPWS Website.
Knockmoyle Sheskin Nature Reserve
Co. Mayo

Location: Situated north of Bord na Móna works at Bellacorick between Oweniny River on the eastern side and Sheskin Lodge and the ruined settlement of Sheskin on the western side.

Area (ha.): 1,198
An extensive area of lowland blanket bog densely pool-studded and containing interesting flushes.
Established in 1986. State owned.

The Western Way Walking Trail passes through this area. Coillte have recently installed boardwalks through most of this remote region.
See Link below:

There is a fishing & hunting lodge here , Sheskin Lodge, built by the McDonnell family and later owned by the Jameson family.( now in ruins. )

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