Downs (townland, County Westmeath)

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Downs is a townland in County Westmeath, Ireland. It is located about 9.15 kilometres (6 mi) north–east of Mullingar.

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Downs is located in Ireland
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Location of Downs within County Westmeath in the Republic of Ireland
Coordinates: 53°35′12″N 7°15′10″W / 53.58667°N 7.25278°W / 53.58667; -7.25278Coordinates: 53°35′12″N 7°15′10″W / 53.58667°N 7.25278°W / 53.58667; -7.25278
CountryRepublic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Westmeath
Irish grid referenceN495598

Downs is one of 11 townlands of the civil parish of Taghmon in the barony of Corkaree in the Province of Leinster. The townland covers 175 acres (0.71 km2). The modern–day rural community of The Downs is 7.89 kilometres (5 mi) south of this townland and is not to be confused with it.

The neighbouring townlands are: Rathcorbally to the north, Balreagh to the east and south, Clonkill to the south and Monkstown to the west.[1][2]

In the 1911 census of Ireland there were 5 houses[3] and 26 inhabitants[4] in the townland.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Downs Townland, Co. Westmeath Townlands.ie Retrieved on 9 September 2015.
  2. ^ Downs Townland, Co. Westmeath IreAtlas Townland Data Base Retrieved on 9 September 2015.
  3. ^ Houses in Downs. Census of Ireland 1911. Retrieved on 9 September 2015.
  4. ^ Inhabitants in Downs. Census of Ireland 1911. Retrieved on 9 September 2015.

External linksEdit

  • Map of Downs at openstreetmap.org
  • Downs at the IreAtlas Townland Data Base
  • Downs at Townlands.ie
  • Downs at The Placenames Database of Ireland