Information about Killeenaran

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Killeenaran
Irish Form of Name:
Cillín Aran
Translation:
little church of Aran
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Killeenaran
Cillín Aran
Cillín Aran
Killeen, otherwise New Aran A. F. St. George, Esq.
Killeen or New Aran Count Registry 1821
Killeen County Book
Arnaculleen County Map
Killeen or Arran High Constable for the Barony
Killyn Inq. Temp. Car. I
Kyllen Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Killine Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Rinacharn Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Killeenarron Lord Wallscourt
Killeen called also Arria Population List 1821
Killeene alias Runicarra Quit Rent Ledger
Killeenarran Sketch Map
Killeen Tithe Composition Book
Description:
Prop. A. French St. George, Esq., Tyrone House. Agent John O’Hara, Esq., Galway. Rent 20s. per acre. No lease. Soil light clay and rocky. Produce wheat and potatoes and contains 54 farms. There was a grave yard formerly from whence the townland took its name. The tenants seemingly poor. The prop. occupies 12 acres.
Situation:
West of the parish. Bounded on the N. by Tyrone and part of the sea, on E. also by Tyrone, Ballyvullaun and part of Ballanderreen, on South by Kilcolgan parish and on W. by Ringullaan.
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 1 page 302

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.
211 0 33
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
121 19 8
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
7 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
125 8 4
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:
Killeenaran 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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Ireland was first mapped in the 1840s. These original maps are available online.
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Killeenaran
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Killeenaran
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.)
Killeenaran is in the civil parish of Drumacoo.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Ballinderreen /Kilcolgan
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Drumacoo
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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