Information about Isserkelly North

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Isserkelly North
Irish Form of Name:
Díseart Cheallaigh, Ceallach's Desert or wilderness
Ceallach's Desert or wilderness
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Isserkelly North
Díseart Cheallaigh
Isserkelly North Boundary Sketch
Iskerkelly Co. Record Book
Issertkelly Grand Jury Presentments
Iserkelly Inq. Temp. Car. I
Isserkelly Inq. Temp. Car. II
Isertkelly Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Iskerkelly Inq. Temp.Gal. III
Isserkelly North Larkin's Co. Map
Issertkelly North Mr. Thomas Bourke
This is a large and irregularly formed townland nearly all arable. It contains 2 Danish Forts, and 2 Ponds, and the ruins of an old church to which a grave yard is attached.Proprietor R. Piersse of Castlefoy, rents per acre £1.0.0. County cess 1s 2d per acre.
In the Western part of the parish, Barony of Loughrea, and is bounded by the townlands of Killeenpatrick, Ballanla, Terrypark, Castlepark and Meherans park, in this parish, by Ballyshea, and Poulnasunnagh in that of Killinan, by Ballanrasaun, Grasna, M [unable to read] East, and Fiddaun in that of Ardrahan and Lissnaglaugh and Loughburke in that of Killinan.

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
Isserkelly North is a townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Isserkelly North
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

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 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.)
Isserkelly North is in the civil parish of Isertkelly.
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.
  • Isertkelly
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.