Information about Ballyglass

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballyglass
Irish Form of Name:
Baile Glas
Translation:
green town
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ballyglass
Baile Glas
Ballyglass B. S. Sketch Map
Ballaghlass Barony Map
Balyglass High Constable 1838
Ballyglasse Inq. Temp. Car.
Ballyglass Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Buollegloss Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Baolleglass Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Balla Glas, Green village Local
Ballygloss Local
Ballyglass Rev. T. Kearney, P.P.
Ballyglass Vestry Book 1826
Gurteenduff alias Gurteendough Vestry Book 1827
Description:
Townland. The Proprietors are the family of Burkes. About ½ tillage, the remainder pasture. A leading cross road passes through its S.E. side.
Situation:
6 miles N.W. of Athenry. In Athenry Parish. Mr. Roche High Constable. In the Barony of Clare and near the Northern extremity of Lackagh Ph. Bounded on the N. by Ballynabrone, E. by Derrymacloughna, S. by Common and W. by Lackaghmore.

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:
Ballyglass 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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Ballyglass
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Ballyglass
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.)
Ballyglass is in the civil parish of Lackagh.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Lackagh
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Lackagh
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.