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civil parish

electoral district

townland

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

Hierarchy

county

barony

civil parish

electoral district

Explanatory note

Centrepoint

53.8437, -7.8736latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
"Cf: p: Cloone b: Carrigallen p: Inishmagrath b: Drumahaire p: Kiltoghert b: Leitrim Ca, Cl, Co, FM, Ga, Ci, Lo, ME, RC Mu, PL, Lm: Na hAcraí"
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Na h-Acraí = 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 is 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 ratio 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."
Nóta
1834
Acres
TAB Leathanach: 3, Nóta: (61:16/16) recap
1836
Acres
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Acres
BS:AL
1836
Acres
Norris, B.:AL
1836
Acra
pl:AL
1836
Na hacraídhe,
'the acres'
OD:AL
1836
Acres
OD:AL

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