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Eyrecourt

Dún an Uchta (Gaeilge)

meaning of Irish place name:

dún (also: dúnaibh)- fort

Historical description:

A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland,  by Samuel Lewis, 1837

http://www.libraryireland.com/Eyrecourt

EYRECOURT, a market and post-town, in the parish of DONONAUGHTA, barony of LONGFORD, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 11 ¼ miles (N. W.) from Parsonstown, on the road by Banagher to Loughrea; containing 1789 inhabitants. This town, which takes its name from the Eyre family, lords of the manor, contains 342 houses, which are neat and well built. There are some seats, which are noticed in the article on Dononaughta, which see. The market is on Saturday, and fairs are held on the Monday after Easter-Monday, June 29th, July 9th, Sept. 8th, Dec. 20th, and one in October. Here are a court-house (in which quarter and petty sessions are held), gaol, and a constabulary police station; also the parish church, which is in bad repair, and a R. C. chapel, built chiefly at the expense of C. B. Martin, Esq. A dispensary is supported in the usual way, and a decayed school-house is about to be restored by the Rev. Mr. Eyre, the incumbent of the parish.

LINKS

Place name:

http://www.logainm.ie/Eyrecourt

Genealogy:

Griffith’s Valuation Eyrecourt

Census Search 1841/1851 Eyrecourt

History:

http://places.galwaylibrary.ie

http://landedestates.nuigalway.ie

http://burkeseastgalway.com

Heritage:

http://www.buildingsofireland.ie

http://www.antaisce.org/Eyrecourt Castle

Social:

https://www.facebook.com/Eyrecourt

 

 

 

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