Information about Beagh Beg

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Beagh Beg
Irish Form of Name:
Beitheach Beag
Translation:
small birch land or wood
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Beaghbeg
Beitheach Beag
Beagh Beg By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Beaughbeg County Cess Collector
Beaghbeg County Map
Beaghe Inq. Temp. Hen. VIII
Beagh Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Beaghbeg Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Behaghbeg Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Beheghbeg Local
Beheghbeg Mearsman
Beahbeg Rental
Beaghbeg Rev. John Molloy, P.P.
Baughbeg Tithe Ledger
Description:
Proprietor Denis Kirwan, Esq., Castlehacket. No Agent. Rent from 20 to 25 shillings per acre. Soil stiff clay produces middling crops of wheat, potatoes and some oats. Farms from 2 to 11 acres. No leases. Co. Cess paid per acre is 14d. half yearly. Antiquities one fort called Sheawn and Beaghbeg village.
Situation:
A central townland bounded on the North by the townland of Beaghmore, West by Ballygurraun and Killimannagh, South by Raheen and on the East by Currynard and Beaghmore. In the Barony of Clare and County of Galway.
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 357

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
362 0 32
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
177 2 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.
177 2 0
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:
Beagh Beg 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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Beagh Beg
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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Beagh Beg
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.)
Beagh Beg is in the civil parish of Donaghpatrick.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Donagh Patrick
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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