Information about Carhookeel

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Carhookeel
Irish Form of Name:
Ceathramha Chaol
Translation:
narrow quarter
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Carhookeel
Ceathramha Chaol
Carhookeel By. Surveyor’s Sketch Map
Carrakeel Larkin’s Co. Map of Galway
Description:
The property of J. J Bodkin, Esq., M.P., Quarrymount. It contains 526¼ acres statute measure including about 55 acres of bog. There are five ancient forts in this townland. There is a Trig. Station in the E. end of this townland called Lissrow. There are two roads passing through this townland, one passing through the centre and the other through the E. end of this townland.
Situation:
In the E. interior part of the parish bounded on the N. by Carhooantrila and Gurteen, on the E. by Gurteen and Culliavoher, on the S. by Brackloon and Knockroe in the Parish of Cloonbern and Carhoonagur and on the W. by Carhooagur and Carhooautrila townlands.

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:
Carhookeel is a townland.

Information From Maps

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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Carhookeel
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

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.)
Carhookeel is in the civil parish of Dunmore Parish.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Dunmore
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Dunmore
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.