Information about Kilkilvery

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Kilkilvery
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Cilbhire
Translation:
Kilvery’s Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Kilkilvery
Cill Cilbhire
Prond. nearly Kilkilvry
Kilkilvery By. Surveyors Sketch
Kilkilvery County Cess Collector
Kilkilvarry Inq. Temp. Jac
Kilkeelvirry Inq. Temp. Jac
Kilkilvery Local
Kilkilvery Mearsman
Kilkeverry Rental
Kilkilvery Rev. John Molloy.
Rosslodge Tithe Ledger
Comment:
see parish name
Description:
Proprietor R. J. Manser St. George, Esq., Headford. Agent John O’Hara, Esq., Galway. Rent per acre is 23 and held under a lease of 61 years. The greatest part is grazing land seems to be good pasture part light and stony subject to be scortched in summer. On this townland stands the house called Ross Lodge. Kilkilvery Abbey stood where the Lodge stands. An immensity of human bones and sculls have been dug up here. It was a burying place.
Situation:
Central townland bounded the North by the townland of Coonee, West by Bunnacunneen and Glanagarraun and Lodge, on the South by Carnaheeny and the East by Gorterico. In the Barony of Clare and County of Galway.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Kill alone is the name of more than a score of places in various counties: in most cases it stands for cill, a church: but in some it is for coill, a wood.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
189 0 15
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
103 17 8
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
27 3 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
117 6 0
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:
Kilkilvery 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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Kilkilvery
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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Kilkilvery
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.)
Kilkilvery 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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