Information about Ballynaboorkagh

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballynaboorkagh
Irish Form of Name:
Baile na m-Burcach
Translation:
town of the Bourkes
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ballynaboorkagh
Baile na m-Burcach
Baile na m-Búrcach
Ballinamoorhy B. S. Sketch Map
Description:
Great portion bog all under tillage. It is the property of W. Kenny nearly half of this townland is bog, the Eastern most road from Monivea to Tuam bounds its West side, on its northern end and boundary there is a Trigl. Station 210 feet above the level of the sea.
Situation:
2 mile N. of Monivea. It is situated 2 miles N.E. of Monivea, bounded on the north by Parkacurry, West by Killaclogher and South by do, East by Moylough.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Ballynaboorkagh in Galway ; Baile-na-mBurcachi [moorkagh], the town of the Burkes. The eclipsis is neglected here : see p. 4, XI [reproduced below].
XI. It is to be observed that in anglicising Irish names, both aspiration and eclipsis are often neglected; that is to say, where an initial letter should, according to grammatical rule, be either aspirated or eclipsed, the name is written or pronounced, or both, as if there were no aspiration or eclipsis, so that the original initial-letter is restored with its own proper sound (see vol. i. p. 42, sect. x.). And there are many other cases in which the established grammatical forms are departed from. Examples of such departures will be noticed by the reader whether he understands Irish or not. But I think it better to warn Irish scholars of those occasional irregularities.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
319 0 14
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
52 16 4
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.
52 16 4
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:
Ballynaboorkagh 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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Ballynaboorkagh
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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Ballynaboorkagh
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.)
Ballynaboorkagh is in the civil parish of Monivea.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Abbeyknockmoy
  • Athenry
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Monivea
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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