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Esker

Townland:                              Esker

Civil Parish:                           Moylough

Barony:                                    Tiaquin  

Church Parish:                      Killascobe

District Elect. Division:    Derryglassaun

Poor Law Union:                 Mountbellew

Down Survey Name:         Bog

Area:             79 Acres   3 Roods   2 Perches

1901 Census 

1911 Census 

Ordnance Survey Map 1840

Down Survey Map

Griffiths Valuation 1846 – 1855

Townland Features

 

Townland Description

The name Esker is derived from the Irish word eiscir (Old Irish: escir), which means: “a ridge or elevation (of sand hills), especially one separating two plains or depressed surfaces”. The term was used particularly to describe long sinuous ridges, which are now known to be deposits of fluvio-glacial material from the Ice Age. (Read more)

This page was added on 22/09/2014.

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