Posted by Murrisk on May 06, 2001 at 22:15:09:
In Reply to: Re: Old St. Mary's posted by JDP on May 06, 2001 at 21:52:30:
Facinating JDP. In 1870, the Castlebar Lough, as it is called on the 1"=1 mile topo map, was + 3 miles long. Drainage schemes had not yet affected its size. The 1"=1 mile topo map at http://www.castlebar.ie/oldmaps.htm dates from around 1910 and it shows the name of the lake as Lannagh or Castlebar Lough. Its interesting that the name is located over the southern portion of the lake i.e south of the Cut which formed as a result of drainage schemes. So, between 1834 and 1870 the name of the lake changed from 'Lough Lanark' to 'Castlebar Lough'. Between 1870 and 1910 the name changed again from 'Castlebar Lough' to 'Lannagh or Castlebar Lough'. I wonder where the name Lannagh comes from. There is no townland called Lannagh anywhere near the lake. The closest name is Annagh townland (and Lough Annagh) which sparates the southern part of the lake from Islandeady Lake which is sometimes called Bilberry.
By the way, do you know where the quarries were located ??
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