Information about Ballinrooaun

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballinrooaun
Irish Form of Name:
Baile an Ruain
Translation:
Rowan’s Town
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ballinrooaun
Baile an Ruain
Ballanrooaun
Ballinrone Alph. List of Townland Names in the County Galway
Ballanrooaun B. S. Sketch
Ballanrooaun Counsellor Reid
Ballinroan Inq. Temp. Car. I
Ballinruan Inq. Temp. Gul. III
Ballinrowan Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Ballanrooaun John Burke, Esq.
Ballinaroweir Larkin’s County Map
Ballanrooaun Rev. H B. Hulett
Description:
This townland is all under cultivation but contains no matter worthy of remark. Cartron Trigonometrical Station is on the Northernmost boundary.
Situation:
It is in the South end of the parish of Clonrush about 1 mile S. West of White Gate and about 1¼ E. N.E. of Mountshannon.
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 530

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:
Ballinrooaun is a townland.

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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Ballinrooaun
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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Ballinrooaun
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.
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.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
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.)
Ballinrooaun 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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