Hollygrove, County Galway
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Hollygrove or sometimes Holly Grove is a township of 283 acres in Athleague parish, Killeroran district, Killian barony, Union of Mountbellew, in County Galway, Ireland. Hollygrove is adjacent to the township of Coalpits, Ireland. The township is on the border of Roscommon and Galway.
Hollygrove Lake is a 50-acre (200,000 m2) lake located between Ballygar and Athleague, downstream of Rookwood Bridge on the River Suck system. It is within half a kilometre of the main River Suck. The lake is shallow, typically 5 feet (1.5 m) deep with two deeper channels. It is primarily stocked with tench and pike.
Griffiths Primary Valuation
Griffith's valuation between 1848 and 1864, lists the following people in Hollygrove who leased the land they farmed:
- Patrick Byrne
- John Droody
- James Feeney
- John Gouran
- Luke Hannelly
- John Hogan (1828-1886) who married Winifred Conboy (1827-?)
- Bernard Kelly
- Thomas Kerin
- Hannelly Leonard
- Michael Leonard
- Thomas Moran
- Patrick Reilly
- John Torpy
- "Hollygrove Lake, River Suck Valley". Retrieved 2008-09-12.
Hollygrove is a 50-acre (200,000 m2) lake located between Ballygar and Athleague, upstream of Rookwood Bridge on the River Suck system. It is within half a kilometre of the main River Suck. The lake is a fairly shallow , typically 5 feet (1.5 m) with two deep veins where bank fishing is best. While all coarse fish are present it is primarily a Tench and Pike fishery. There are a good stock of Hybrids, Roach and Rudd also. You can expect Tench to 7lbs and Pike to 25lbs+. Specimen Tench have been recorded over recent years. Angling for Tench is best during night hours. For coarse angling pre-baiting is always recommended for best results. Most Pike are caught trolling dead bait. Spinning from the Island has proved successful using an American 'Jerk' bait.
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