Information about Ballygunneen

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballygunneen
Irish Form of Name:
Baile Ui Ghuinín
Translation:
O’Gunning’s town
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ballygunneen
Baile Ui Ghuinín
Ballygunneen
Ballygunneen Boundary Sketch Map
Ballinaginen County Map
Ballygunnan Grand Jury Presentment
Ballygunneen Mr. Michael Fahy
Description:
This is nearly a square and regular townland, better than the one half of which embraces the demesne of Roxboro and a considerable portion of it is under plantation, the remainder being chiefly pasture and arable with the exception of a small detached portion of bog and rough ground on its eastern side. Nothing remarkable except 2 Danish forts and a number of scattered farm houses. Rent £1.10s.0 per acre. County Cess £0. 1. 5. proprietor Dudley Persse Esq. of Roxboro.
Situation:
Lies in the centre part of the parish and Barony of Loughrea. It is bounded by the townlands of Kilnacappa, Gurtnagleeav, Cloghaun, Castleboy, Ballymullen, Roxboro, Laherdaun and Lackabaun in this parish and Lackabaun in that of Kilchreest.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Ballygunneen in Galway; Baile-O'gCuinin, O'Cun-neeri's town. There is also a family name MacCunneenor Macunnin; but the 0 is detected in Ballygunneen by the eclipsis: see p. 10 [reproduced below].
Eclipsis caused by O in Gen. Plural. When an Irish family name with O is in the genitive plural, the O has the same effect as the article na - that is to say, it eclipses the word next following, which is the main family name here. Ballyogaha, in Cork, is Baile-O-gCathaigh, the town of the O'Cahas or O'Cahys, where the main family name comes out in anglicisation as O'Gaha instead of O'Caha.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
456 0 34
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
164 1 1
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.
164 1 1
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:
Ballygunneen 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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Ballygunneen
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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Ballygunneen
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.)
Ballygunneen is in the civil parish of Killinan.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Kilchreest
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Killinan
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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