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Betaghstown or Bettystown, Meath

Historical Description

BETAGHSTOWN, or BETTYSTOWN, a village, in the parish of COLPE, barony of LOWER DULEEK, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 3½ miles (E.S.E.) from Drogheda , containing 214 inhabitants. This place is situated on the eastern coast, and contains 26 houses, chiefly thatched cabins; it is the property of R. Shepheard, Esq., whose seat is in the neighbourhood. The coast is here a shallow strand, and, from the extent of fine sandy beach, the village has become a place of some resort for sea-bathing, and would be much more numerously frequented if suitable accommodations were provided. The surrounding scenery is pleasingly diversified, and in the immediate vicinity are many handsome private residences.-See COLPE.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1840 by Samuel Lewis

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Meath is available to browse.