Information about Curmacooagh West

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Curmacooagh West
Irish Form of Name:
Cur Mac Dhuach
Translation:
Mac Duach’s Round Hill
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Curmacooagh West
Cormacough
Curmacooagh West B. S. Sketch Map
Curmacuh Barony Map
Curmacue County Map
Curmacuagh Vestry Book 1826 at Athenry
Description:
A large portion of bog. It is the property of Mr. Burke. 1 third cultivated, the remainder deep bog and rough pasture, a bye or cross road forms its North boundary and the road from Athenry to Tuam forms its eastern boundary. Its general surface varies from 240 to 270 feet above the level of the sea.
Situation:
4 miles S.E. of Monivea. It is situated 1½ miles S.E. of Monivea bounded on the North by Tiaquin Demesne, East by Curmacooagh E., South by Cloonkeen Parish, Cloonkeen bog and Shoodaun and West by Shoodaun, Leanamore and Tiaquin Demesne.

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:
Curmacooagh West 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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Curmacooagh West
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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Curmacooagh West
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).
Down Survey Website
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Information from Google Maps.
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You can use this link to find this townland on Google Maps.
Google Maps
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
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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.)
Curmacooagh West 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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