Estersnow townland by Eolann Nugent


Estersnow townland by Eolann Nugent

Field Names in Your Townland

The lake field overlooks the lake.

Conloy’s bog, named after the Conloy’s.

Tommy Keeny’s field named after Tommy.

Names of local rivers, lakes and streams in your townland

Eastersnow river flows into Cavetown. The Eastersnow river rises in Thunmolla. The river used to power a saw mill.

There is a cave in Pat Baln’s (sp?) field and the entrance to another cave by a stile at the bar of the graveyard.


Are there any blacksmith’s gates in the fields/farms of your townland? (take photos)


What old ruined houses are in your townland? Any stories related to them or the families who lived there previously?

There is a old ruined house at the back of Kennedy’s.

Is there any old farm machinery in the area or parked in fields? What was it used for?

There is an old rusty roller at the back of the lane and it was probably used for rolling the fields.

Are there any people in the townland who have a cure? Cure of the burn etc? How do they carry out this cure? How did they get the cure in the first place?


Any locations of historical significance in the townland? Battlefield? Ambush location? Any crossroads where dances took place?

The cross roads at the end of the road used to be a toss pit where people tossed money close to a marker as possible to win the money (normally pennys). The shed used to house handball games


Any old churches in or near your townland? Old graveyards? How far do they go back? Take photos of headstones.

Eastersnow has an old Church of Ireland church and graveyard that dates back to the 1600s. The rule was if someone died you wouldn’t be allowed in the front gate. If you weren’t baptised you had to go in the back over the stile.
Where do people in your area get buried?

People in the parish get buried in Drumlion, Croghan, Ardcarne and Eastersnow. The graveyard in Eastersnow was restored in the year 2000. The Elphin cemetery was opened in 1975.

How many people live in your townland now? How many people lived there in times gone by?

Around 26 people live in Eastersnow now.

Did people from the townland emigrate? Where did they go to? Why did they leave in the first place?

The majority of people who emigrated went to America.