Information about Ballywantair
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ballywantare By. Surveyor’s Sketch Map
Ballywantair Proprietor’s agent
The property of ? Bodkin Esq. M.P. Quarrymount, it contains 237 ¼ acres statute measure, including about 35 acres of bog. There is a Trig station in the central part of this townland. There are two ancient forts in this tnd., one in the S, called Knockatoura Fort, another in the N. E. called Lisnagranaid.
In the interior of the Parish bounded on the N. by the Barony of Dunmore and townland of Tubbernaclug and Cluid, on the S. by Carhooantula and on the W. by Baunogues N. and the Barony of Dunmore.
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
Ballywantair is a townland.
Information From Maps
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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This link is not a link to the townland that you are currently researching; however, if you follow this link, you will see a search box near the top of the page which you can use to search for your townland.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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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
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.)
Ballywantair is in the civil parish of Dunmore Parish.
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.
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.
If you notice any inaccuracies with any of the above, please e-mail
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