Information about Corillaun

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Corillaun
Irish Form of Name:
Cor-Oileán
Translation:
crane island
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Corillaun
Cor-Oileán
Currillaan By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Curillane County Cess Collector
Currillaun Local
Curillawn Mearsman
Curillawn Rental
Curillane Rev. John Molloy, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor Patrick Kirwan, Esq., Dalligin Park. Agent Charles Cromie, Esq., Annefield. Rent 15 shillings per acre held under a lease of lives. Soil a small part stiff clay with a great deal of Moor and Bottomland. Farms from 1½ to 4 acres. Produces tolerably good crops of wheat, oats and potatoes. Co. Cess 14d. paid per acre half yearly. No antiquities.
Situation:
In the North West side of the parish bounded on the North by the townland of Derrymore, West by the parish of Shruile, Co. Mayo and townland Thoneacooleen, South by Ballygarraun and on the East by Ballygurraun and Lough -. In the Barony of Clare and Co. Galway.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Corillaun in Galway; Crane-island: see Corr, vol. i. p. 487 [reproduced below].
The crane. Corr means any bird of the crane kind, the different species being distinguished by qualifying terms. Standing alone, however, it is always understood to mean a heron - generally called a crane in Ireland; and it is used very extensively in forming names, especially in marshy or lake districts, commonly in the forms cor, gor, and gore. Loughanagore near Kilbeggan in Westmeath, in Irish Lochan-na-gcorr, signifies the little lake of the cranes; the same as Corlough, the name of several lakes and townlands in in different counties. Edenagor in Donegal, Annagor in Meath, and Monagor in Monaghan, signify respectively the hill-brow, the ford, and the bog, of the cranes; and the little ros or peninsula that juts into Lough Erne at its western extremity, must have been a favourite haunt of these birds, since it got the name of Rosscor.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
230 0 28
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
55 13 8
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.
55 13 8
Heads of housholds living in the townland at this time:

Townland Information

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Townland:
Corillaun is a townland.
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Corillaun
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Corillaun
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Neighbouring Townlands

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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:
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Corillaun 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

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