Information about Monivea Demesne

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Monivea Demesne
Irish Form of Name:
Doire Cumín
Translation:
Cummin’s oak wood
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Monivea Demesne
Doire Cumín
Monivea Demesne B. S. Sketch Map
Monivea Demesne Barony Map
Monivea County Map
Part thereof called Derrycunneen Vestry Book 1826 at Athenry
Robuns Park Vestry Book 1826 at Athenry
Lisloran Demesne – not here Vestry Book 1826 at Athenry
Description:
Great part bog, a Demesne all under tillage. Mr. French is the proprietor and occupier. The whole of this townland is laid out as Demesne, and near its centre stands the Mansion and Residence of the proprietor, North of which is a small lake, at its eastern extremity is a Trigl. Station 215 feet above the level of the sea, the Demesne is very tastefully laid out with avenues, ornamental plantation, gardens, etc.
Situation:
It is situated East of and adjacent to Monivea bounded on the North by Killaclogher, West by Glanagloghan North and Genagloghan South, South by Glanagloghan and East by Moylough Parish and Leanamore townland.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Lis, Liss (Irish Lios), an ancient fort. See vol. i.p. 271. In the majority of cases the second part of a ik's - name is personal, viz. the name of the person who owned the lis when it got the name. The interpretation of many such names is obvious at a glance : no one could mistake the meaning of such names as Lismacrory, Lisdonnell, Lisgorman, and hundreds like them. The most usual gen. of lios is leasa, but sometimes we find gen. lis or less, which when occurring in names is pronounced Ui>\ as in Letter-tinlish and Tullylish.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
924 0 29
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
367 10 4
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
94 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
413 15 0
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:
Monivea Demesne 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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Monivea Demesne
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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Monivea Demesne
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.)
Monivea Demesne 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.

Information From The Landed Estates Database

Information from the Landed Estates Database.
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The following is a list of those houses in this townland which are discussed in the Landed Estates Database.

Other Sources

Information from the Logainm database.
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