Golan

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GOLAN (fork in a river) Area 79:3:30 Mount Sedborough Manor.

Griffiths Valuation 1862

Occupier…………………………….Lessor William Mayne……………………………...In fee

1901 Census

Head of Family…………………….. Landholder if different John Mayne Bridget McBrien…………………………….John Mayne


Surnames in 2005

Mayne 

Rath

This townland is the site of a large forth or rath, said to be one of the best examples of its kind. Luckily it has survived in its entirety although overgrown with many large trees and much shrubbery, so much so that it is hard to distinguish in the surrounding landscape. It may be that in the future this forth will be preserved and become accessible. It is said that when the interior was clear there was enough land to provide a good ruck of hay. This farm at one time had extensive apple orchards. These would have dated from the beginning of the last century when several large orchards were planted in the Newtownbutler area as a commercial venture. This forth and the forth on Lisnamallard are quite close to each other. McCaffrey

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