Allan Scahill's County Mayo, Lancashire and Cheshire Roots
Only the rich never have to seek out their relatives. Proverb.
Known As Prospect, An
Area Of Westport
lies about five miles to the south west of Westport town in the
eastern foothills of Croagh (pronounced
- crow) Patrick.
a local placename, it refers to the townland of Fahburren, and
to a certain extent, some of the surrounding townlands.
takes its name from a house in Fahburren - PROSPECT - so called
because of its elevated site and extensive views over Clew
house was occupied by the Buchanans, a local landlord family.
Ordnance Survey (O.S.) maps, it is evident that the name Prospect
applies to this house and its private estate only, but, over time
the name has come to replace the older townland name Fahburren,
and so, though not officialy recognised as a townland name by
the O.S., the name is well known and used extensively in the locality.
offical documentation the placename Fahburren would be used, whereas
in local conversation etc., Prospect would be used to describe
the same locality.
information on Westport and surrounding area can be obtained from
link at "Mayo on the Move" and viewing the Westport
This image above is a view
of Croagh Patrick taken in 1999. The viewpoint is midway between The
Quay and Westport town. Photographed
by Allan Scahill
above is a view of Clew Bay as seen from Westport.
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