Information about Rick's Island
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Rix Island By. Surveyor's Sketch Map
Rix Island Engraved County Map
Belongs to Lord Gort. Residence Loughcooter Castle. Post town Gort. Ruins of an old castle here.
In Lough Cooter, parish of Beagh, Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway.
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
Rick's Island is a 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
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.)
Rick's Island is in the civil parish of Beagh.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.
Information from the Logainm database.
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