Information about Beaghmore

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Beaghmore
Irish Form of Name:
Beiteach Mór
Translation:
great birch wood
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Beaghmore
Beiteach Mór
Beaghmore By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Beaughmore County Cess Collector
Beaghmore County Map
Beheghmore Local
Beheghmore Mearsman
Beaghmore Rev. John Molloy, P.P.
Baughmore Tithe Ledger
Description:
Proprietor Arthur French St. George. Esq., Tyrone, Co. Galway. Agent William D. Griffith, South Frederick Street, Dublin. Rent from 13 to 28 shillings per acre all mostly held under lease. There are several subdenominations included in this townland. Soil pretty good. Farms from 3 to 100 acres. Produces middling crops of wheat, oats and potatoes. Co. Cess 14d. per acre half yearly. Antiquities 1 fort, Ballynew Fort.
Situation:
On the North East corner of the parish, bounded on the North by the parish of Kilconly, West by townland Shancloon, Lough - and Ballygarraun, South by Beaghbeg, Currynard, Carrowkeevy and Gurtnashillogue and on the East by the parish of Killower and Kilconly – In the Barony of Clare and Co. 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.
2316 0 19
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
666 3 0
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
48 6 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
690 1 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:
Beaghmore 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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Beaghmore
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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Beaghmore
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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You can use this link to find this townland on 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:

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.)
Beaghmore 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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