Information about Killamanagh

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Killamanagh
Irish Form of Name:
Cille Manach
Translation:
church of the monks
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Killamanagh
Cille Manach
Killimannagh B.S. Sketch map
Killamonagh County Cess Collector
Killamonnagh County Map
Killnemanagh Inq. Temp. Car. I
Kil Mc Managh Inq. Temp. Car. I
Killnemanagh Inq. Temp. gul. III
Killenamanagh Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Kilmanagh Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Killamonagh Local
Killamonagh Mearsman
Kilnamanough Rev. John Molloy, P.P.
Description:
The property of William Murphy, Esq. Agent Thomas Burke, Esq., let to tenants at 20 shillings per acre. Soil only middling. Farms from 5 to 7 acres. Religion all Roman Catholic. No antiquities worth recording. All held under lease.
Situation:
A central townland bounded on the North by the townlands of Ballygurraun and Ballinvoher, West by Ballinvoher and Abbeytown, South by Abbeytown and Baunasillagh and on the East by Beaghbeg. 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 Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Killamanagh in Galway; Cill-a-manach, church of the monks. The a after kill is the inserted vowel sound: p. 7, VII [reproduced below]. See Kilnamanagh, vol. i.p. 492 [reproduced below].
VII. There are certain consonants which, when they come together, cannot well be pronounced by the Irish people (especially those accustomed to Irish), without the insertion of a short vowel sound between them - which acts as it were like a buffer - which acts as it were like a buffer - so as to add a syllable to the word; for example, errub for herb, Char-less for Charles, ferrum for firm (see this set forth in my "English as we speak it in Ireland", p. 96). Place-name example: Cloncallick, in Fermanagh and Monaghan, Cloon-cailc, meadow of lime or chalk. Calc would be pronounced calc (one syll.) by an Englishman, but callick by an Irishman, as it is here. I have already conjectured (p. 314) that about a fifth of the kils and kills that begin names are woods; the following are a few examples: - Kilnamanagh, a barony in Tipperary, the ancient patrimony of the O'Dwyers, is called by the Four Masters, Coill-na-manach, the wood of the monks.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
128 0 15
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
47 19 4
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.
47 19 4
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:
Killamanagh is a townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Killamanagh
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Killamanagh
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:
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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:
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.)
Killamanagh 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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