Information about Curraghmore

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Curraghmore
Irish Form of Name:
Currach Mór
Translation:
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Curraghmore
Currach Mór
Curraghmore B. S. Sketch Map
Curraghmore Barony Map
Curraghmore County Map
Curaghmore Inq. Temp Car. I
Carraghmore Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Coraghmore Inq. Temp. Jac.I
Curraghmore Local
Curragh Mor Local
Description:
Townland, it is the property of Lord Clanmorris. It is all bog and a great portion along its South side is subject to Winter floods. A large tract of wet [unable to read]. It is several miles in length.
Situation:
It is situated 3 miles West of Claregalway. Bounded on the North by Annaghdown Parish, West by Lough Corrib, South by [unable to read] more Parish and East by Moantiagh North.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Cur, Curr ; see Cor [reproduced below] .
Cor or Corr is an unsatisfactory term to deal with topographically, for it has several meanings, and it is often hard or impossible to distinguish. Its most frequent application is to a small round hill - "a small-topped hill" (Old Brady of Monaghan): and in Mayo and all round there this is always its meaning. In the north-west it is sometimes applied to a pit or abrupt depression. As an adjective it often means "odd", and it is easy to imagine the circumstances that might give rise to this designation.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
4951 3 31
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
0 0 0
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.
0 0 0

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:
Curraghmore 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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Curraghmore
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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Curraghmore
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.
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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.)
Curraghmore is in the civil parish of Claregalway.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Claregalway
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Claregalway
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.