Information about Kilbeacanty

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Kilbeacanty
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Bheúcanta
Translation:
Begnat’s church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Kilbeacanty
Cill Bheúcanta
Cill Bheúcanta
Kilbeakanty By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Kilbeacantee Engraved County Map
Kilbeacanty Lord Gort’s Agent Mr. Slator
Kilbeacanty Mr. John Bell, By. Constable
Kilveconty Printed Townland List
Kilbbeacanty Rev. John Ford, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor Richard Gregory, Esq., Coole, Post Town Gort. Agent E. L. Hunt, Esq., Ballynamantin Cottage, Post Town Gort. Let to 32 occupying tenants some having leases and more at will, average yearly rent 32s. per acre. Quit rent 2d. per acre. County Cess 3s. per acre. Size of farms from 2 to 25 acres. Soil rocky and sandy. Usual crops wheat, oats and potatoes. Bog scarce. Prevailing names Shaughnessy and Burke. Ruins of Kilbeakanty old church and graveyard in this townland. Walls standing. Kilbeakanty Roman Cathoic Chapel, newly built on the site of the old chapel, and accommodates from 5 to 600 persons stands in this townland. Fort Hill Cottage the residence of Mrs. Burke and forts with a cave is also in one of them in this townland. Loughnameeela and a small Lough without a name on the boundary. Pike and eel in Loughnameela. Authority Mr. T. Shaughnessy.
Situation:
In the centre of the parish of Kilbeakanty, Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway, North and South of a road leading to Loughrea, South of Loughnameil and West of Lougnahileleen.
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 2 page 627 to page 629

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.
222 0 23
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
142 17 8
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
22 9 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
154 2 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:
Kilbeacanty is a townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
Some other placenames in or near this townland are...

Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Kilbeacanty
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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Kilbeacanty
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.)
Kilbeacanty 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.

Information From The Landed Estates Database

Information from the Landed Estates Database.
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The following is a list of those houses in this townland which are discussed in the Landed Estates Database.

Other Sources

Information from the Logainm database.
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