Information about Ballyhinch

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballyhinch
Irish Form of Name:
Baile h-inse
Translation:
town of the island
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ballyhinch
Baile h-inse
Ballyhinch
Ballyinch B. S. Sketch
Ballyhinch Counsellor Reid
Ballyhinch John Burke, Esq.
Ballahinche Larkin’s County Map
Ballyhinch Rev. H. B. Hulett
Description:
This townland is partially cultivated being principally composed of bog and marsh the S. West and is known by Reighbhoughala. There are a few miserable houses. The N. East end is called Knockaloughta. Ballyhinch Bridge is on the Eastern boundary.
Situation:
It is in the North West end of the parish of Clonrush about ¾ of a mile North West of White Gate and 2¾ miles N. E. of Mount Shannon.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
718 0 36
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
48 7 9
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.
48 7 9
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:
Ballyhinch 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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Ballyhinch
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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Ballyhinch
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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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.)
Ballyhinch is in the civil parish of Clonrush.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Clonrush (Mountshannon)
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Clonrush
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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