Information about Carrownaseer

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Carrownaseer
Irish Form of Name:
Ceathramhadh na Saor
Translation:
quarter of the carpenters
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Carrownaseer
Ceathramhadh na Saor
Carownesyere – Inq. Temp. Eliz
Carrownesyer – Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Carownaseer North By. S. S. Map
Carronaseer Geo. Ryley (Agent)
Carrowneseer Tithe Compn. Book
Carrowneseer (as in 1728) Vestry Book
Carrineseer – 1828 Vestry Book
Description:
The property of Sir George Shea, Dunmore, Co. Galway. It contains 396½ acres statute measure including about 130 acres of bog. There is a Trig. Station in this townland called Carrownaseer E.
Situation:
In the E. extremity of the Barony of Dunmore, bounded on the N. by the townlands of Shruil and Lissduff, on the W. by Cappagh and Derrymore and on the S. and E. by the townlands of Carrownaseer South, Meenleeana and the Barony of Ballymoe.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Carrownaseer in Galway; Ceathramha-na-soar, of the builders. See Saer, vol. i. p. 224 [reproduced below].
Saer, a builder or carpenter, appears in modern names generally in the form seer; as in Rathnaseer in Limerick, the fort of the carpenters; Derrynaseer (Derry, an oak wood) the name of several townlands in Leitrim and the Ulster counties; Farranseer in Cavan and Londonderry, carpenter's land. Sometimes the s becomes t by eclipsis (page 23); as in Ballinteer, the name of a place near Dundrum in Dublin, and of a another place in Londonderry, in Irish Baile-an-tsaeri, the town of the carpenter or builder. The ancient Celtic nations navigated their seas and lakes in the curragh or hide-covered wicker boat; and it is very probable that it was in fleets of these the Irish mader their frequent descents on the coasts of Britain and Gaul. Canoes hollowed out of a single tree were also in extensive use in Ireland, especially on the rivers and lakes, and they are now frequently found buried in lakes and dried-up lake beds.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
396 0 18
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
143 10 8
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.
143 10 8
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:
Carrownaseer 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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Carrownaseer
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Carrownaseer
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).
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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.)
Carrownaseer 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.

Other Sources

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