Information about Lurgan

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Lurgan
Irish Form of Name:
Lurgain
Translation:
shin or long hill
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Lurgan
Lurgain
Lurgan
Lurgan By. Sketch Map
Lurgan Cornelius O’Kelly, Esq.
Lurga Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Lorgan Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Lurgan Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Lurgan Larkin’s Co. Map
Lurgan Manus Ward, Esq.
Lurgan Michl. D. Bellew, Esq.
Lurgan Michl. Shaughnessy
Description:
Is the property of Lord Clonbrock held by deed for ever. It contains a.r.p. about 250 acres of which is bog, the remainder arable and pasture of middling quality. Houses and roads are in good repair. Pays for County Cess £6. 16s. 1¾d.
Situation:
Lies in the S. East of this parish in the barony of Kilconnel, bounded by Lisslea, Eskerballycahil and Shruaunfista in same Barony and by Cloonpee, Creggaunagroagh in the barony of Tiaquin, in this parish, by Lakoon, Clonbrock in the parish of Ahascragh and by Clonbrock Demesne and Pallas in the parish of Fohanagh in the barony of Kilconnel.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Lurga, Lurgan, a shin or long hill, a long strip of land : see vol. i. p. 527 [reproduced below].
The shin. Irish lurga or lurgan. This word like the last, was often applied to a long low ridge, or to a long stripe of land. From the first form, some townlands, chiefly in the south, are called Lurraga. The second form was much used in the northern and western counties, in which there are about thirty places called Lurgan, and more than sixty others of whose name it forms a part.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
639 0 13
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
169 12 10
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
6 8 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
172 19 10
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:
Lurgan is a townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Lurgan
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Lurgan
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.)
Lurgan is in the civil parish of Killosolan.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Ahascragh & Caltra
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Killosolan
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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