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- There are many old names in places such as fields, hills, rocks and others.
"Lemonfield" is the name of one big field down below the town of Oughterard. It is supposed to have got it's name from lemons which some people used to grow there.
Oughterard got it's name from being on a height. Eighterard got it's name from being in a valley.
"Tom Mór" is the name of one field in Magherabeg. It got it's name from a lot of bushes growing there.
"Garraidhe na h-Áltóra" is the name of another field there also. There was supposed to be masses said there in the Penal times.
"Cnocán Bán" is another field also in Magherabeg. It got it's name from the grass being white. "Taobh an Tollaigh" is the name of another garden there.
"Túr Lochán" is another field. It got it's name from a little late with trees near it.
"Garraidhe na Foill" is another field there.
"Bárr a' Bhaile" is another garden beside the railway. It got it's name from being the highest field in the village.
Magherabeg got it's name from being in a valley.
Magheramore got it's name from being in a very bit valley.
The Factory got it's name from an old flour-mill there.
"Ceann Rabhar" got it's name from a little hill there with(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.