Information about Allaphreaghaun

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Allaphreaghaun
Irish Form of Name:
Aill a phreacháin
Translation:
cliff or precipice of the crow
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Allaphreaghaun
Allaphreachain
Aill a phreacháin
Allafreaghaun High Constable for the Barony
Allefricane Mr. Blake of Furbough
Allypreachan Rent Ledger
Allafreaghaun Robert Martin, Esq.
Allafreaghaun Sketch Map
Allafreaghaun Thomas Martin, Esq., M.P.
Allyprecawn Tithe Applotment Book
Description:
The greater portion of this townland is uncultivated, other scathered parts near the centre is cultivated. Allafreachaun Village is in this townland. There is nothing remarkable to be seen in it.
Situation:
W. of the parish. Bounded in the North by Lettergunnet, on E. by Seershin and Derryooghter, on S. by Galway Bay and on W. by Moycullen parish.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Allaphreaghaun in Galway; the cliff of the preaghaun or raven, indicating a haunt of raven swith their nests. The singular denoting a haunt.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
228 0 28
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
39 7 0
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.
39 7 0
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:
Allaphreaghaun is a townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Allaphreaghaun
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Allaphreaghaun
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).
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Information from Google Maps.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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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.)
Allaphreaghaun is in the civil parish of Rahoon.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Rahoon
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Rahoon
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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