Information about Cargin

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
a small rock
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Carrigen Beauforts Map of Ireland
Cargans Parish By. Survey Sketch Map
Carrigin Carlisles Top. Dictionary
Cargans County Map
This Parish contains 6 Protestants and 750 Roman Catholics according to the information furnished by the respective Clergymen, Revd. John Mara, Headford Glebe and Revd. Richard Walsh P.P. who resides in the townland, Headford. The crops generally sown are wheat and potatoes which are generally carried for sale to Headford where the wheat is bought and carried to Galway and Westport for exportation. The soild in general is light and very rocky. The manure generally used is composed fo the Litter of Cattle mixed with clay also of seaweed brought by Lough Corrib from Galway. Wages of farm servants males from £3 to £4 per annum with Board. Farm servants females from 24 to 36 shillings per annum with board. Labourers 6d. per day in Summer and 4d. in Winter.
Additional Information:
Additional Information:
Table of Schools
Townland in which establishedProtestantsCatholicsMalesFemalesTotalHow SupportedWhen Established
Ballyconlought060441660Pupils pay rents1895
Cargins School house not yet finished
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 182 to page 185