Information about Mira

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Mira
Irish Form of Name:
Maighre prond, also Meighre
Translation:
level plain
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Mira
Maighre prond, also Meighre
recte Moyra or Moira [Moira crossed out]
Meera B. S. Sketch map
Mire High Constable 1838
Meire Local
Mire Local
Miree Rev. Thos. Kearney, P.P.
Part called Gurteenduff Vestry Book 1826
Mira Vestry Book 1827
Derrymacloughney Vestry Book 1828
Description:
Townland. The property of the family of Burkes. About ½ of which is under pasture and of this about 70 acres are of an inferior description, the remainder is cultivated. The inhabitants live in a few scattered cabins near the centre of the townland.
Situation:
In Athenry Parish, Mr. Roche, High Constable. In the Barony of Clare, ¾ E. of Derrymacloughna old castle. Bounded on the N. by Laraghmore and Ballinvoher and E. by Laraghmore, Ph. of Abbey, E. by Cloonvaddogue, S. by Rathfee and W. by Island and Gurraun.

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:
Mira is a townland.

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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Mira
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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Mira
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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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.)
Mira 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.