Posted by Murrisk on May 24, 2002 at 17:11:23:
In Reply to: Re: River posted by Bob on May 24, 2002 at 15:44:33:
The old name for New Antrim street was Shruffan. People of my mother's vintage used that name. The stream rose in a small lake northwest of the Pontoon Road and flowed past the Sacred Heart Home to join the Castlebar River as you say behind Rockys.
"...Sruathan, pronounced phonetically Shruffaun, which is the old name applied to Newantrim Street. Castlebar, for the reason that a small stream passed that way the outflow from the springs at the creamery supplying the old reservoir, which was the town's first supply, and still in operation, supplying a few fountains known as the "Black Pumps." It is excellent spring water, and much in favour. It would be difficult to now trace it, as in the course of building operations it was confined within a stone lined drain, and its course today a good deal more diverted as the old maps show a different outfall of the river."