Information about Culleen

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Culleen
Irish Form of Name:
Coillín
Translation:
a small wood
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
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Culleen
Coillín, a small wood
Culleen Boundary Surveyor Sketch Map
Kelleen County Cess Collector
Culleen County Map
Killyn Inq. Temp. Car. I
Killeen Inq. Temp. Car. II
Killeen Inq. Temp. Gul. III
Killyno Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Cullyny Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Kelleen Local
Description:
Proprietor Martin Blake, Esqr., Brooklodge, Co. Galway. Agent John Blake, Esqr., Minlow. Rent 20 shillings per acre. All held under lease by Walter Blake, Esqr., Rosslodge, near Headfort, posttown. All good pasture. Only a small part in tillage. Soil all good. Co. Cess 14D per acre half yearly. Antiquities none. None tilled but the [Unable to read.] garden [Unable to read.] rape field produce good crops wheat, oats, potatoes and flax.
Situation:
In the South East side of the parish. Bounded on the North by the parish of Tuam and townland Glanafasha, on the West by Ballagh and Garraun North, on the South by Caherlea and on the East by the parishes of Cummer and Tuam. In the Barony of Clare and County Galway.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Kill alone is the name of more than a score of places in various counties: in most cases it stands for cill, a church: but in some it is for coill, a wood.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
360 1 2
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
151 18 8
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.
151 18 8
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:
Culleen 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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Culleen
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Culleen
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.)
Culleen is in the civil parish of Belclare.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Cummer
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Belclare
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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