Information about Kinreask

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Kinreask
Irish Form of Name:
Cion riasc
Translation:
head of the fen or morass
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Kinreask
Cion riasc
Kinreask
Kinreask Andrew Browne, Esq.
Kinreasky Bernard Browne, Esq.
Kinreask By. Sketch Map
Kinreask Honble. W. Le Poer Trench
Kinreask Larkin’s Co. Map
Kinreask Willm. Woods, Esq.
Description:
Is the property of Francis Davis who holds it under a deed for ever. It contains 259a. 1r. 6p. of a flat and middling good quality. Houses and roads are in good repair. Amount of Co. Cess £10. 18. 3d.
Situation:
Is situated in the western side of the parish in the barony of Tiaquin bounded by Curskeagh Trench, Curskeagh Daly, Gurtahullia, Creeraun, and Gortbrack in same barony, by Gorrymore and Cava townlands in the barony of Kilconnel.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Kinreask in Galway; head of the riasc or marsh. See vol. i. p. 463 [reproduced below].
Riasg or riasc [reesk] signifies a moor, marsh, or fen. There are twenty-two townlands scattered through the four provinces, called Riesk, Reisk, Risk, and Reask; and near Finglas in Dublin, is a place called Kilreisk, the church of the morass.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
259 0 10
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
125 18 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.
125 18 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:
Kinreask 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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Kinreask
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Kinreask
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.)
Kinreask is in the civil parish of Ballymacward.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Ballymacward (Clonkeen)
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Ballymacward
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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