Information about Barnaboy

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Barnaboy
Irish Form of Name:
Bearna Buidhe
Translation:
yellow gap
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Barnaboy
Bearna Buidhe
Barna bui or yellow barn
Bearnaboy
Barnaboy B. S. Sketch Map
Barnaboy High Constable 1838
Barnaboy Inq. Temp. Car. I
Barnaboy Inq. Temp. Gul. III
Barnaboy Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Barnaboy Local
Barneboy Rev. T. Kearney, P.P.
Barnaboy Vestry Book 1826
Description:
Townland. The property of the family of Burkes. The greater part is under pasture. One of the family of Burkes once lived there and his out house was yellow washed, from whence the townland.got its name.
Situation:
6 miles N. W. of Athenry. In Athenry Parish. Mr. Roche, High Constable. In the Barony of Clare and in the Northern extremity of the Ph. of Lackagh. [Athenry Ph. see B.440 written across description] Bounded on the N. by Annagh hill, Ph. of Kilmoylan, E. by Ballinvoher, S. by Derrymacloughna and W. by Ballybrone.6 miles N. W. of Athenry. In Athenry Parish. Mr. Roche, High Constable. In the Barony of Clare and in the Northern extremity of the Ph. of Lackagh. Bounded on the N. by Annagh hill, Ph. of Kilmoylan, E. by Ballinvoher, S. by Derrymacloughna and W. by Ballybrone.

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:
Barnaboy is a townland.

Information From Maps

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