townland
Na hAcraí
genitive: na nAcraí
non-validated name
(Irish)
Acres
(English)

Explanatory note

Centrepoint

54.0392, -8.0456 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
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Ca, Cl, Co, FM, Ga, Ci, Li, Lm, Lo, ME, Mu, RC, PL
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n/a
"Pinkman: Na hAcraí = The Acres. Acres is the English for the Irish plural of Acra, an acre, a division of land. Acra does not seem to be of Irish origin; it si likely a substitute for some older form. Keating says that “the acre of Irish measure is twice or thrice greater than the acre of the present foreign measure.” By the latter he means, very probably, the plantation acre, which was, in turn, greater than the statue acre in the ration 196: 121. The Irish acre seems to have varied in extent depending on the nature of the soil and the quantity of livestock that it could support. We may infer as much from the expression “twice or thrice greater.” There are four townlands in Co. Leitrim named Acres "
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*Cárta Mór: Loch na nAcraí/Acres Lake
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1835
The Acres
TAB (60:16/10) innéacs Leathanach: 127, 129, 143, 179, Nóta: (60:16/10) innéacs
1836
Acres
BS:AL
1836
Acres
HC Rep. R. Shannon:AL
1836
Acres
HCons PR:AL 
1836
Acres
OD:AL

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