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Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland - Creagh bog in 1846


 Transcribed and submitted by Damian Mac Con Uladh

CREAGH

 

a bog in the barony of Moycarnon, 1 mile east of Ballinasloe, co. Roscommon, Connaught. Length, 2¼ miles; breadth, 1; area, 1,758 acres. Average depth, 25 feet; extreme altitude above the level of the Suck at Ballinasloe, 68 feet. The bog declines to the Suck; is bisected and drained westward by the Creagh mill-stream; and, in generalbut particularly toward the south end—is very wet. Estimated cost of reclamation, £2,041 11s. 2d. On the south border of the parish of Creagh lies also the bog of Cullagh: which see.

 

[Source: Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland, adapted to the new Poor Law, Franchise, Municipal and Ecclesiastical Arrangements, and compiled with a special reference to the lines of Railroad and Canal Communication, as existing in 1844-45, illustrated by a series of maps, and other plates; and presenting the results, in detail, of the census of 1841, compared with that of 1831, Vol. I, Dublin, London, and Edinburgh (A. Fullarton & Co.), 1846, p. 540.]


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