Information about Inishparran

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Inishparran
Irish Form of Name:
Inis Parain
Translation:
Paran’s Island
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Inishparran
Inis Parain
Innishparran
Innishparran B. S. Sketch
Innishparran Counsellor Reid
Innishparran John Burke, Esq.
Innishparran Larkin’s County Map
Innishparran Rev. H. B. Hulett
Description:
An island containng about 15 acres. It does not represent any peculiar appearance or matter worthy of remark.
Situation:
In Lough Derg on the River Shannon, close by the South West side of Coolcaum Point and about 2¼ miles S. West of Whitegate.

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:
Inishparran 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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Inishparran
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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Inishparran
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

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.)
Inishparran 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.