Information about Kilmacduagh

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Kilmacduagh
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Mic Duach
Translation:
church of the son of Duach
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Kilmacduagh
Kilmacdooagh By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Kilmacduagh Carlisle’s Topl. Dictionary
Kilmackdugh Engraved County Map
KillmaKough Inq. Temp. Car. II
Kilmacdough Inq. Temp. Car. III
Killmacowgh Inq. Temp. Jac
Kilmacduagh Lord Gort’s Agent, J. Slator, Esq.
Klmacdouagh Mr. John Bell, By. Constable
Kilmacdoagh and Printed Townland List
Kilmacdough Printed Townland List
Kilmacduagh Rev. Michael Neagle, P.P.
Comment:
In Kilmacduagh townland are: Ruins of 7 Churches, a Grave Yard and Round Tower, 107 feet in height and its base 60 feet in circumference, it is in good preservation; except a little of the coping near the top which is loosened by storms. It leans 2½ feet
Description:
Proprietor General Taylor, Castle Taylor. Post Town Ardrahan. Mr. George Cuppage, Galway (Agent) Let to 8 tenants. Belonging to the townland of Teernevin immediately adjoining Kilmacduach at £1. 2. 6 per acre yearly rent. County Cess 3s. per acre. Tithe 1s. per acre. Farms in divisions. Soil rocky and part gravely and sandy. Usual crops wheat, oats and potatoes. Bog scarce. Prevailing names Gehegan and Greelish. Lough Dawv on the North boundary and Loughawaita the West boundary of this townland. Perch and eel in these lakes. Kilmacduagh Holy Well to the south of the graveyard, on the right of the road leading from the grave yard of Kilmacdouagh to the village of Toberigh-an-dony . Stations performed at this well. Kilmacdouagh Grave Yard, ruins of 7 churches and Round Tower 107 feet high all in this townland. Authority for Descriptive Remarks Patt. Connell of Tavnagh.
Situation:
In the South West of the parish Kilmacdooagh, Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway. West of a road leading from Kilmacdooagh Tower to Gort, East of Loughawaita and North of Loughdubh.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letters.
  • Volume 2 page 155 to page 156
  • Volume 2 page 164

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Kill alone is the name of more than a score of places in various counties: in most cases it stands for cill, a church: but in some it is for coill, a wood.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
234 0 13
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
54 3 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.
54 3 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:
Kilmacduagh 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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Kilmacduagh
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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Kilmacduagh
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.)
Kilmacduagh 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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