Information about Ballycahalan

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballycahalan
Irish Form of Name:
Baile Ui Chathaláin
Translation:
O’Cahillan’s Town
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ballycahalan
Baile Ui Chathaláin
Ballycahallan
Ballycahalane By. Sketch Map
Ballycahillan Engraved County Map
Ballichahalan Inq. Temp. Gul. III
Ballycahalan Lord Gort’s Agent Mr. Slator
Ballycahalane Mr. John Bell, By. Constable
Ballycahill & Ballycahell Printed Townland List
Ballycahlan Rev. John Ford, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor Morris Blake, Esq., Towerhill. Agent Mr. Anthony Blake near Galway. Let to 21 occupying tenants at will. Yearly rent 30s. per acre. Quit rent 2d. per acre. County Cess 3s. per acre. Tithe withheld by the tenantry. Size of farms from 4 to 15 acres. Soil rocky. Usual crops wheat, oats and potatoes. Bog plenty. Tenantry all Roman Catholics. Prevailing names Keady and Quinn. Part of Ballycahalan River flows through this townland and part on the boundary. Knockroe river on the boundary. Trout in these rivers and pike. 3 forts in the townland. Authority Martin Fahy – townland Ballycahalan.
Situation:
In the North of the Parish of Kilbeakanty, Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway, South, North East and West of Ballycahalan River and West of Knockroe River.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Ballycahalan in Galway ; Baile-Ui-Chathalain. O'Cahalan's town.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
461 0 1
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
234 3 9
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.
234 3 9
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:
Ballycahalan 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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Ballycahalan
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Ballycahalan
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:
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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.)
Ballycahalan is in the civil parish of Kilbeacanty.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Kilbeacanty
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Kilbeacanty
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Other Sources

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