Skehanagh

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Skehana

 

Townland:                             Skehanagh

Civil Parish:                           Moylough

Barony:                                   Tiaquin  

Church Parish:                     Killascobe

District Elect. Division:    Derryglassaun

Poor Law Union:                 Mountbellew

Down Survey Name:         Skehanagh

Area:                550 Acres   0 Roods   11 Perches

1901 Census 

1911 Census 

Ordnance Survey Map 1840

Down Survey Map

Griffiths Valuation 1850-55

Townland Features

Townland Description

Skehanagh (Irish: Sceachana) is a small village in County Galway, Ireland. The name Skehana derives from the Irish Sceith eánach meaning “place of the whitethorn”. It is a half parish which is contained within the diocesan parish of Killascobe. It was noted in the literary world in the late 1980s and early 1990s for an annual Arts Festival which was held there. A hurling club exists and has enjoyed many successes in recent years. The ruins of an Anglo-Norman tower house, Garbally Castle, exist immediately West of the local national school. The area is noted for its passionate hurling teams with the cry “Up Skehana” enjoying local and national recognition.

This page was added on 22/09/2014.

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