Information about Cahererillan

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Cahererillan
Irish Form of Name:
Cathair Eirioláin
Translation:
Erilan’s Stone Fort
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cahererillan
Cathair Eirioláin
Caherurlan By. Surveyor’s Sketch Map
Cahererillan Engraved County Map
Caherurlan Mr. John Bell, By. Constable
Cahircona Printed Townland List
Cahererlane Rev. John Burke, Rector
Caherurlan Rev. Michl. Fahy, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor James O’Hara, Esq., Raheen, Gort. Agent Barry O’Hara, Esq., Galway. Let to Thos. Ward, Esq., of Gort on a lease during his own life, who sublets it to 8 occupying tenants in divisions from £5 to £66 each division. County Cess 2/9½ per acre. Tithe 1/0 per acre. Soil rocky and gravely. Usual crops wheat and potatoes. Fuel none. Prevailing names Killeen and Shaughnessy. Ruins of Caherurlane old castle in this townland. Authority Thomas Killeen, townland Cahirurlane. (Caher Errilan, a Square Castle is said to have belonged to O’Hayne.)
Situation:
In the centre of the parish of Killinny, Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway.
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 178

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
498 0 33
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
135 10 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.
135 10 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:
Cahererillan 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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Cahererillan
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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Cahererillan
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).
Down Survey Website
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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.)
Cahererillan is in the civil parish of Killinny.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Kilmacduagh & Kiltartan
  • Headford
  • Kinvara
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Killinny
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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