townland
Áth na Sceach
genitive: Áth na Sceach
validated name
(Irish)
Aghnaskeagh
(English)

Glossary

English ford
sceach, sceich
English hawthorn, thorn-bush

Centrepoint

54.0549, -6.36267 latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1628
Aghenskeagh
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 14
1659
Aghenaskeagh
Cen. Leathanach: 467
1664
Aghnoskye
HMR (Lú) Leathanach: 7:515
1777
Aughnaskeagh
TS
1836
Aughnaskeagh
AL
1836
ath na sgíach, ford of the thorn shubbery or ath na sgiathac
----- gan fhianaise fuaime Achadh na sceach JOD field of the black (scriosta) thorns
ON:AL
1836
ath na sgiathach, Ford of the shields
ON:AL

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