Information about Cappaghnanool

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Ceapach na n-ubhal
plot of the apples
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ceapach na n-ubhal
Ceapan ath nool
Cappananule B.S.
Cappaghnanowle Inq. Temp. Car. I
Cappananule Rev. Joseph Seymour
Representative of Hyacinth Daly, Esq. (Andrew Blake, Esq.). This townland contains 429 acres, 194 of which are cultivated, 4 uncultivated and 231 bog. The lease is 3 lives, is let at the yearly rent of 15s. per acre for the arable part. County Cess 2s. per acre. Tythe composition 1s. do. The rock is limestone. The soil light. Produce potatoes, corn and flax. There is the remains of an old Abbey scarcely to be seen. There is no tradition touching it. No other antiquity. No mineral.
Situated on and near the centre of the E. boundary of the parish. It is bounded N. by Cloonca, E. by the parish of Grange, S. by the townland of Killimer, and W. by Cappanasroohaun. In Kilconnel Barony.
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 letter.
  • Volume 1 page 467

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Cappaghnanool in Galway; Ceapach-na-nubhull, plot of the apples. For Ubhull, see vol. i. p. 516 [reproduced below].
The apple-tree. Abhall or ubhall signifies both an apple and an apple tree: - pronounced owl or ool, and sometimes avel. The ancient Irish form, as found in the Zeuss MSS., is aball, which corresponds with the Ang.-Sax. Apple, Eng. Apple. This word enters largely into local names, and very often assumes the forms owl, ool, owle, etc. Aghowle in Wicklow is called in Irish documents Achadh-abhla, the field of the apple-trees; the same name is found in Fermanagh, in the slightly different form Aghyowle; and in Leitrim Aglyowla, Ballyhooly on the Blackwater, below Mallow, is called in the Book of Lismore, Athubhla [Ahoola], the ford of the apples; and the present name was formed by prefixing Bally: - Baila-atha-ubhla (now pronounced Blaa-hoola), the town of the apple-ford. In many places and especially in some parts of the north, the word abhall is used in the sense of "orchard"; as, for instance, in Avalreagh in Monaghan, grey orchard; Annahavil in Londonderry and Tyrone, the marsh of the orchard. Very much the same meaning has Oola on the Limerick and Waterford railway, which preserves exactly the sound of the Irish name, Ubhla, i.e. apple-trees, or a place of apples. The proper and usual word for an orchard, however, is abhalghort [oulart], literally apple-garden, which is of pretty frequent occurrence, subject to some variations of spelling. The most common form is Oulart, the name of several places in Wexford; Ballinoulart in Wexford and King's County, and Ballywhollart in Down, both signify the town of the orchard. Another form appears in Knockullard in Carlow, orchard-hill; but Ullard in Kilkenny has a different origin.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
429 0 19
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
126 8 10
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
0 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
126 8 10
Heads of housholds living in the townland at this time:

Townland Information

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Population and Census Information

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List of nineteenth century and early twentieth century inhabitants of this townland.
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Cappaghnanool is in the civil parish of Killimordaly.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Killimordaly & Kiltullagh
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Killimordaly
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