Information about Friars Island

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Friars Island
Irish Form of Name:
Oileán na m-Bráthar
Translation:
island of the friars
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Friars Island
Oileán na m-Bráthar
Isld. St. Francis County Book
Friars Island High Constable for the Barony
Friars Island Robt. Martin, Esq., Ross
Friars Island Sketch Map
Friars Island The Rev. E. French, P.P. Moycullen
Friars Island Thos. Martin, Esq., M.P.
Friars Island Tithe Applotment Book
Description:
This townland is of small extent. It is a wet moorish sort of ground. There is nothing remarkable to be seen in it.
Situation:
S.E. of the parish. Bounded on the N. & W. by Clooniff townland, on E. by the river Corrib which separates it from Rahoon parish in the liberties of Galway and on W. by said parish in Moycullen Barony.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
29 0 29
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
2 9 4
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.
2 9 4
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:
Friars Island 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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Friars Island
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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Friars Island
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.
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.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
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.)
Friars Island is in the civil parish of Moycullen.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Moycullen
  • Spiddal
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Moycullen
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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