Information about Doughiska

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Doughiska
Irish Form of Name:
Dabhac Uisce
Translation:
kieve of the water
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Doughiska
Dabhac Uisce
Doch coirce
Doohishka Clerk of the Peace
Doughiska County Map
Doughiskey Freehold Registry 1823
Dougheskey Freehold Registry 1823
Doghuska Inq. Temp. Eliz
Dookuske Inq. Temp. Eliz
Dawheske Or. Survey map
Dowheske Or. Survey ref.
Douchiska or Ballinin Rev. A. H. Martin, P.P.
Dochishka Rev. T. E. Gill, Oranmore
Doohishka Sketch Map
Doohishka The Rev. P. Daly
Doughishka Tithe Applotment Book
Description:
The quantity of uncultivated ground in this townland 240 acres all a rocky pasture. Prop. Chas. Blake, Esq., Merlin Park. Agent Mr. Crumby, Hollymount, Co. Mayo. This townland is held by tenants at will, average rent £1 per acre. Soil a gravely clay, very rocky, the parts cultivated produces very good crops of wheat, barley, oats, flax and potatoes. Houses stone, in general badly constructed, the inhabitants are very poor, they are all Roman Catholics. South of townland is a very fine Marble Quarry, the property of Mrs. Blake‚Äôs Son who lives in a neat house near the quarry, the Marble when quarried by Mrs. Blake, is conveyed to Galway, thence exported to England, Scotland and many parts of this Kingdom, and disposed of in the different markets at £5 per ton. Any exported to America pays £8 per ton. There are from 30 to 40 men daily employed in quarrying this marble. They receive from 1/- to 1/6 per day, and disposed of at the quarry is sold at 7/6 per foot equal to £4.10 per ton. The freight to England or Scotland is 20s. per ton, 14½ feet being allowed to the ton, there is but 12 feet allowed to the purchaser the other 2½ pays the freight.
Situation:
S. of the parish. Bounded on the N. and E. by the parish of Oranmore in the County, on South by Curragrean, Rosscom and Merlin Park, and on the W. by Merlin Park and Knockweeldriska. N.B. Additional boundaries have been marked out in Doohishka townland. It is now divided into Doohishka, Merlin Park, and Knockweeldriske, for said alteration, see letter and accompanying trace at the end of boundary Reg. of the Parish.
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 letters.
  • Volume 1 page 326
  • Volume 1 page 328

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Doughiska in Galway ; Dubh-uisce, black water.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
615 0 22
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
215 10 4
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
39 1 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
234 15 0
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:
Doughiska is a townland.
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Information From Maps

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Doughiska
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Doughiska
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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Neighbouring Townlands

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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.)
Doughiska is in the civil parish of Oranmore.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Oranmore
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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