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Prosperous, County Kildare, Leinster, W91 AD76, Ireland (53.28821 -6.75199)

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Name: Prosperous topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 53.24821 -6.79199 53.32821 -6.71199
Minimum elevation: 206 ft
Maximum elevation: 427 ft
Average elevation: 272 ft


The English name of Prosperous was given when the village was founded in the late 18th century by Sir Robert Brooke. The village takes its Irish name from the townland lying to the east, Corrchoill or an Chorrchoill (meaning "the smooth forest"), anglicised variously as Corrhill, Currhill and Curryhills. An alternative meaning is "The wood of the small round hill" 4 and this makes sense topographically as there is a low hill immediately to the east of the village. The village extends into the surrounding townlands of Ballinafagh, Killybegs, Curryhills and Downings (north, south, east and west, respectively).

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