Information about Barnanoraun

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Barnanoraun
Irish Form of Name:
Bárr na n-urán
Translation:
summit of the cold spring .i. wells or top of the springs
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Barnanoraun
Bárr na n-uaran
Bárr na n-urán
Baurnanoraun B. S.
Barnanoraun County Map
Barnanarany Ina. Temp. Gul. III
Baurnanoraun John D’Arcy, Esq.
Baurnanoraun Rev. P. Fitzmaurice, P.P.
Baurnaroan Walter Bodkin of Omey
Description:
Thomas Martin, Esq.
Situation:
On the S. boundary of the parish. It is bounded N. by Aillenaveagh, E. by Thoobaun, S. by the parish of Moyrus and W. by Creg.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Barnanoraun in Galway ; Barr-na-n&rdn, the hill-summit of the orauns or cold springs. See [reproduced below] Oran,vol. i. p. 453.
Uaran or fuaran is explained by Colgan, "a living fountain of fresh or cold water springing from the earth." It is not easy to say whether the initial f is radical or not; if it be, the word is obviously derived from fuar, cold; if not, it comes from ur, fresh; and Colgan's explanation leaves the question undecided. This word gives name to Oranmore in Galway, which the Four Masters call Uaran mór, great spring. Oran in Roscommon was once a place of great consequence, and is frequently mentioned in the annals; it contains the ruins of a church and round tower; and the original uaran or spring is a holy well, which to this day is much frequented by pilgrims. Oran occurs pretty often in names, such as Knockanoran (knock, a hill), in Queen's County and Cork; Ballinoran and Ballynoran (Bally, a town), the names of many townlands through the four provinces; Tinoran in Wicklow, Tigh-an-uarain, the house of the spring; Carrickanoran in Kilkenny and Monaghan (Carrick, a rock); and Lickoran, the name of a parish in Waterford, the flag-stone of the cold spring.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
366 0 36
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
6 2 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.
6 2 0
Heads of housholds living in the townland at this time:

Townland Information

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Townland:
Barnanoraun is a townland.
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Barnanoraun
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Barnanoraun
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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Neighbouring Townlands

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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.)
Barnanoraun is in the civil parish of Omey.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Omey/Ballindon
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Clifden, Omey and Errislannon
  • Sellerna
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Other Sources

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