Information about Garryland

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Garryland
Irish Form of Name:
Gairíollán
Translation:
rough land
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Garryland
Gairíollán
Garryland By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Garrillan Engraved County Map
Garryland Lord Gort’s Agent, J. Slater, Esq.
Garryland Mr. J. Bell, Barony Constable
Garriland Rev. Michael Neagle, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor General Taylor, Castle Taylor. Post Town Ardrahan:- Mr. George Cuppage, Galway (Agent). Let to 8 occupying tenants at will from 12 to 14s. per acre yearly rent. County Cess 3s.0d. per acre. Tithe 10d. per acre. Soil exceedingly rocky except some spots gravelly and sandy. Usual crops wheat, oats and potatoes. No bog. Prevailing names Glynn and Burk. Garryland Lake or flooded ground in townland. Doo Lake on the East boundary, in General Taylor’s Wood. Trout, perch and eel in these lakes. 250 acres of wood. One fort in this townland. Authority Mr. Glynn, townland Garryland.
Situation:
In the East of the parish of Kilmacdooagh, Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway. West of the parish Kiltartan.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Garryland in Galway : here Garry is not garden, but garbh ; garbhlán, rough land; Lan is a mere dim., and the name would be better anglicised Garrylanor Garravlan.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
350 0 22
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
75 0 4
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.
75 0 4
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:
Garryland 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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Garryland
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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Garryland
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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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.)
Garryland 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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