Information about Magheramore

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Magheramore
Irish Form of Name:
Machaire Mór
Translation:
great plain
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Magheramore
Machaire Mór
Mogheramore
[blank] By. Sketch Map
Maggeramore County Book
Maheramore County Map
Mogheramore Geo. D. H. Kirkaldy, Esq.
[blank] H. C. Sur. & Val. Report
Maugheramore Rev. Francis Coghlan
Description:
A townland containing a few detached houses, several lime kilns and ruins, a corn mill and Trigl. This road from Killimor to Ballinasloe passes through this townland – on the North side there is a large portion of marsh and on the East a very small portion of bog – the remainder arable and pasture.
Situation:
Bounded on the North by Oxgrove, East by Inga and Derradda, South by Garryad and Garryduff, West by Killimor and Boulab, Rishinney and Corney.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
374 0 17
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
192 14 3
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
36 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
210 8 3
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:
Magheramore 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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Magheramore
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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Magheramore
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.
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.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Neighbouring Townlands

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.)
Magheramore is in the civil parish of Killimor Bologue.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Killimor & Tiranascragh
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Killimorbologue
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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