Information about Ballyhugh

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballyhugh
Irish Form of Name:
Baile Ui Aedha
Translation:
Hugh’s town
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ballyhugh
Baile Ui Aedha
Ballyhu By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Ballyhue Engraved County Map
Ballyhue Honble. J. P. Vereker's, Rent Ledger
Ballinhue Inq. Temp. Gul.III
Bally Hugh Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Ballyhu Mr. John Bell, Barony Const.
Ballyhue and Ballyhew Printed List of Townlands
Ballyhue Rev. Michl. Neagle, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor Lord Gort, Loughcootra Castle, Gort and the Honorable John Prendergast Vereker, Roxboro, County Limerick. Agent for Lord Gort is Mr. James Slater of Gort. Let to 11 occupying tenants at will from 21s. to 30s. per acre. County Cess 3s. per acre. Tithe withheld by the tenantry. Size of farms from 5 to 15 acres. Soil rocky and gravely. Usual crops wheat, oats and potatoes. Bog scarce. Prevailing names Higgins and Donohue. Gort River is on the South boundary of the townland. It is also the boundary between the parish of Beagh and Kilmacduagh. In this river on the South side of Gort is a very small island called Gortincha Guare (Gortinchaguere) from which the post town of Gort took its name. A large portion of Gort town stands on the East point of this townland. Gortincha Guara (an island) is so called after Guara a king of Connaught who commenced his reign about the year 604 and held the sceptre 38 years. A school in this townland has 75+ scholars who pay the teacher.
Situation:
In the East extremity of the parish of Kilmacdooagh, Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
310 0 37
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
320 7 3
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
1643 2 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
1128 9 11
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:
Ballyhugh is a townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
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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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Ballyhugh
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Ballyhugh
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:
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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.)
Ballyhugh is in the civil parish of Kilmacduagh.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Kilmacduagh & Kiltartan
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Kilmacduagh
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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