Information about Merlin Park

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Merlin Park
Irish Form of Name:
Translation:
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Merlin Park
Merlin Park
Merlin Park Clerk of the Peace
Merlin Park County Map
Merlin Park Freehold Registry
Merlin Park Rev. A. Martin, P.P.
Merlin Park The Rev. P. Daly
Merlin Park Tithe Applotment Book
Comment:
Alteration by Mr. Burk, B. S. see letter and accompanying trace at the end of Boundary Reg. of Oranmore Parish in the County of the Town of Galway
Description:
Propr. Charles Blake, Esqr., who resides in Merlin Park House, situated nearly central of townland, having suitable offices and garden with a large demesne containing about 80 acres of plantation, the whole townland is occupied by the propr. Merlin Old Castle is West of townland. The walls are still standing, thickness about 5 feet. It appears to have been a place of great strength, date of erection could not be ascertained nor by whom founded. Merlin Park was formerly included in Doohishka, but is now a townland. (Merlin Park is part of Doohishka.)
Situation:
S. of the Parish. Bounded on the North by Knockweeldrish, on the E. by Doohishka, on the South by Rosscom and Murroogh and on the W. by the parish of St. Nicholas and part of Murroogh townland.
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 1 page 330

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:
Merlin Park 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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Ireland was first mapped in the 1840s. These original maps are available online.
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Merlin Park
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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Merlin Park
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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You can use this link to find this townland on Google Maps.
Google Maps
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
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.)
Merlin Park 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

Information from the Logainm database.
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