Information From O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Spiddle
Irish Form of Name:
Spidéal
Translation:
an hospital
Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with the authority source (if provided) in italics.
Spiddle
Spidéal
Spidle Inquis. Temp. Jac. I
Spiddle, 3 qrs. Quit Rent Ledger
Spiddle County Registry for 1832
Spiddle Mr. Blake, Furbough
Spiddle Printed Townland List from Major Browne
Spiddal East Sketch Map
Spidle, 3 quarters County Book
Spiddal County Map
Spiddle County Quare Book
Spiddal E. The Rev. E. French, P.P
Spiddal E. High Constable for the Barony
Spiddal Beaufort’s Map of Ireland
Spiddal East Robt. Martin, Esq., Ross
Spiddal East Thos. Martin, Esq., M.P.
Comment:
Description:
There are large portions of this townland in cultivation other portions of a moorish and rocky description. Ballydonlan Village is on this townland also Ballytaggart, Sruffaunballytaggart runs through this townland. There is nothing else remarkable in it except Spiddle House near the South extremity.
Situation:
S.W. of the parish. Bounded on the North by Truskaunagopple, on W. by Spiddal Middle, on East by Sheeanrooa, and on South by the sea.

Information From Griffith's Valuation (1850s)

Area in acres, roods and perches:
A.R.P.
377-33
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£s.d.
1010-
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£s.d.
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Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£s.d.
1010-
Heads of households living in the townland at this time:
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Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Townland information:
Spiddle is a townland.
Other placenames in this townland:
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area (Click on place name to view original map in new window.):

Ireland was first mapped in the 1840s. These original maps are available online.

Spiddle

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website (Click on place name to view original map in new window.):

Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.

Spiddle

Information from the Down Survey Website:

The Down Survey website will tell you who owned this townland in 1641 (pre Cromwell) and in 1671 (post Cromwell).

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Information from Google Maps:

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Information from the National Monuments Service:

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Population and Census Information

Heads of households living in the townland at the time of the Griffith's Valuation (1850s):
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Residents living here at the time of the 1911 census:
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Church records of births, deaths and marriages:
Church records of births, deaths and marriages are available online at http://www.rootsireland.ie. To search these records you will need to know the 'church parish' rather than the 'civil parish'. (The civil parish is the pre-reformation parish and was frequently used as a unit of administration in the past.)
Spiddle is in the civil parish of Moycullen.
Catholic parish:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Moycullen in Galway West.
  • Spiddal in Galway West.
Church of Ireland parish:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Moycullen.
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Information From The Landed Estates Database

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Other Sources

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