Information about Ballycolgan

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballycolgan
Irish Form of Name:
Baile Ui Colgain
Translation:
O’Colgan’s Town
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ballycolgan
Baile Ui Colgain
Ballycolgan By. Surveyors Sketch
Ballycolgan County Cess Collector
Ballycolgan County Map
Ballycolgay Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Ballycolgan Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Ballycoulgin Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Ballycolligan Local
Ballycolgan Mearsman
Ballycollgan Rental
Ballycolgan Rev. John Molloy
Ballicolligan Tithe Ledger
Description:
Proprietor R. Jas. Manser St. George, Esq., Headford. Agent John O’Hara, Esq., Galway. Rent 23 shillings per acre and part at 18 shillings. Farms from 10 to 20 acres. No leases. Soil part light and some middling. Produces middling crops of wheat, potatoes and some oats. Antiquities 2 forts, one of called Caherduff and the other called Caher. Co. Cess 14s.and paid per acre half yearly.
Situation:
A southern townland bounded on the East and North by the parish of Killcoony, on the West by the parish of Killeeny and on the South by the townland of Skeaghbeg. In the Barony of Clare and County of Galway.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 1 page 356

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
192 0 30
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
89 15 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.
89 15 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:
Ballycolgan is a townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
Some other placenames in or near this townland are...

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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Ballycolgan
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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Ballycolgan
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.)
Ballycolgan is in the civil parish of Kilkilvery.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Headford
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Kilkilvery
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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