Information about Abbey

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Abbey
Irish Form of Name:
Manaistre
Translation:
the abbey
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Abbey
Manaistre
Abbey B. S. Sketch Map
Abbey Local
Description:
It is the property of Mr. Forster of Abbey. Contains about 875 acres, a great portion deep flow bog and about 130 acres subject to winter flood. The remainder is under tillage and pasture. A small lake stands convenient to its N.E. boundary. The ruins of an abbey are near its S. boundary also the ruins of a R.C. Chapel about 4 miles N.N.W. of it. Two bye roads pass through it.
Situation:
In Tiaquin barony. Bounded on the N.W and part of the S. by Killererin Parish, S.E. by Pullagh N. and S. by Culliagh [unable to read remainder].

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
874 0 19
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
217 20 1
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.
217 20 1
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:
Abbey 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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Abbey
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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Abbey
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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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:
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.)
Abbey is in the civil parish of Abbeyknockmoy.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Arcbbeyknockmoy
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Abbeyknockmoy
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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