Information about Beagh

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Beagh
Irish Form of Name:
Beitheach
Translation:
Birch Land
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Beitheach
Beagh
Beagh By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Beagh Carlisle's Topl. Dictionary
Beagh Inq. Temp. Car. I
Beaghe Inq. Temp. Hen. VIII
Beagh Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Behagh Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Beagh Lord Gort's Agent - Mr. Slator
Beagh Mr. J. Bell, Barony Constable
Beagh Printed Townland List
Beagh Revd. Michael O'Shaughnessy, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor Lord Gort, Loughcooter Castle, Gort. Agent James Slator, Esq. Gort. Middleman W. Foster, Gort, who sublet it to 35 occupying tenants at will at the yearly rent of 20s per acre. Size of farms from 1 to 5 acres. County Cess 3[Unable to read.] per acre. Tithes withheld by the tenantry. Soil rocky. Usual crops:- wheat, oats and potatoes. No bog. Tenantry all Roman Catholics. Prevailing name [Unable to read.].Part of Lough Cooter on the boundary of this townland, trout, perch, pike and Eel in this Lough. Beagh river which rises[Unable to read.] From Loughcooter flows through this townland and sinks underground near near that wonderful and extraordinary curiosity called the Punch Bowl.The Punch Bowl is a Circular pool of water, circumference at the top 572 feet, from the surface of the ground at the top, to the water below in the Bowl, 86 1/2 feet, depth of water in the Bowl 22 feet. The ? inside the Bowl is almost overgrown with trees of various ? the water it appears stagnant, but doubtless the Beagh River which sinks a little to the East of it passes it in cavities under ground. Ruins of Beagh old Church and a Grave Yard in this townland.. One fort in this townland.Authority Patt. Douglas.
Situation:
In the North East extremity of the parish of Beagh, Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway. West of Lough Cooter and Beagh Island and South of Beagh River.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 2 page 495 to page 498

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
331 0 16
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
175 1 6
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
0 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
175 1 6
Heads of housholds living in the townland at this time:

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:
Beagh is a townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
Some other placenames in or near this townland are...

Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Ireland was first mapped in the 1840s. These original maps are available online.
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Beagh
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
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Beagh
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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The down survey website will tell you who owned this townland in 1641 (pre Cromwell) and in 1671 (post Cromwell).
Down Survey Website
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Information from Google Maps.
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You can use this link to find this townland on Google Maps.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Neighbouring Townlands

List of townlands that share a border with this townland:
This is a list of townlands that share a border with this townland.

Population and Census Information

People who lived here:
You can retrieve a list of people who lived in this townland from 1827 to 1911. This list is compiled from the following resources.
  • The Tithe Applotment Books
  • Griffith's Valuation
  • 1901 Census
  • 1911 Census
List of nineteenth century and early twentieth century inhabitants of this townland.
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.)
Beagh is in the civil parish of Beagh.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Beagh (Shanaglish)
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Beagh
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Other Sources

Information from the Logainm database.
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