Information about Gortacarnaun

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Gortacarnaun
Irish Form of Name:
Gort a Charnáin
Translation:
field of the heap or carn
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Gortacarnaun
Gort a Charnáin
Gort a' Charnain
Gurtacornaun By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Gurtagharnan Engraved County Map
Gorticarnane Honble. J. P. Vereker, Rent Ledger
Gortacharnan Inq. Temp. Gul.
Gortcarnanen Inq. Temp. Gul. III
Gortcarnan Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Gorteecarnane Lord Gort’s Agent Mr. Slator
Gurtacornaun Mr. John Bell, By. Constable
Gortcarnine & Gortcarneine Printed Townland List
Gurthacarnan Rev. John Ford, P.P.
Description:
Proprietors Honorable Major Verker Roche, Limerick; and Lord Gort, Loughcootra Castle, Gort. James Slator of Gort, Agent, townland Gort. Let to 73 occupying tenants at will some have leases and others at will pay by the bulk from 30s. to £20 yearly rent. County Cess 2/6 per acre. Tithe withheld. Soil rocky. Usual crops wheat, oats and potatoes. Bog plenty. Prevailing names loohery and Glynnn. Owendallaleagh River on the North boundary. Trout in this river and eel. Loughnachulrah in this townland. Authority Patk. Farrall, townland Inchaboy.
Situation:
In the South of the parish of Kilbeakanty, Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway, South of Owendallaleagh River and West and North of two roads.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
1611 0 31
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
295 5 2
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.
295 5 2
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:
Gortacarnaun 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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Gortacarnaun
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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Gortacarnaun
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.)
Gortacarnaun 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

Information from the Logainm database.
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