Information about Cappavarna

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Cappavarna
Irish Form of Name:
Ceapaidh Bhearna
Translation:
plot of the gap
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cappavarna
Ceapaidh Bhearna
Cappavarna By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Cappivearny Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Cappeneharny Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Cappavarna Lord Gort’s Agent, J. Slator, Esq.
Cappavarna Mr. J. Bell, Barony Constable
Cappavarny Printed Townland List
Cappivarna Rev. Michael Neagle, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor General Taylor, Castle Taylor. Post Town Ardrahan. Mr. G. Cappage, Galway, is agent. Let to 6 occupying tenants at will from 16s. to 17s. per acre. County cess 3s. per acre. Tithe 1s. 0d. Soil rocky and part sandy and gravelly. Usual crops wheat, oats and potatoes. No bog. Prevailing names Heleberd and Cunally. Tantivy House in this townland in ruins. Authority Ferdinand Heleberd, Cappavarna.
Situation:
In the North of the parish of Kilmacdooagh, Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Cappavarna in Galway ; plot of the gap (see Barna). B here aspirated to v : p. 1, III. [reproduced below].
Irish consonants are often "aspirated", by which they are changed and softened in sound. Aspiration is commonly denoted by putting h after the letter. In the anglicised forms the aspirated sounds only are retained, represented by the proper English letters. I. B and m aspirated (bh, and mh) are sounded like v or w. Aspirated b is seen in Ballyvaskin in Clare, which is written in one of the Inquisitions Bally-mic-Bhaskin, a spelling that clears up the meaning at once - the town of MacBaskin, where we see the Bh properly represented by English v. Baskin is a very old family name in Clare. For Carbery Baskin, the ancestor, see vol. i. p. 132. See also, for this aspiration, "Ballyvodig", below. The aspirated sound of m (mh) is seen in Gleanwillin and Gleanwilling, in Cork. Gleann-a'mhuilinn, the glen of the mullen or mill.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
51 1 1
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
33 11 0
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.
33 11 0
Heads of housholds living in the townland at this time:

Townland Information

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Townland:
Cappavarna is a townland.
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Cappavarna
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Cappavarna
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 the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Neighbouring Townlands

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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.)
Cappavarna 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

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