Information about Kildrum

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Kildrum
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Druim .i. Cill Droma
Translation:
church of the ridge
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Kildrum
Cill Druim .i. Cill Droma
Kildrum
Kildrum B. Surveyors Sketch Map
Kildrum County Cess Collector
Kildrum County Map
Kildrum Local
Kildrum Mearsman
Kildrum Rev. John Molloy, P.P.
Kildrum Tithe Ledger
Description:
Proprietor William D Nesbett, Esq., Tubberadaley, Kings Co. Agent John Cornwall, Esq., No. 36 Rutland Square West, Dublin. Rent 17 shillings per acre. Farms about 120 held under lease. Soil part deep and part light. The greater part is pasture and crops, of part tilled very light. Co. Cess 14d. paid per acre. Antiquities 2 forts, Andrew’s fort and cave and 2 cairns Kildrum, Sisly’s Cairn, a cairn?.
Situation:
In the East side of the parish bounded on the North by the parish of Killower and townland Carrowlistrane, West by Stone Park, South by Carrowcunlon and Kilwolan and on the East by the parish of Killower. In the Barony of Clare and County of Galway.

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.
193 0 14
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
78 13 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.
78 13 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:
Kildrum 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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Kildrum
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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Kildrum
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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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.)
Kildrum 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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