Information about Gortaghokera

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Gortaghokera
Irish Form of Name:
Gort a' Chócaire
Translation:
the cooke’s field
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Gortaghokera
Gort a' Chócaire
Recte Gort-a-Cokery
Gurtnahebary County Map
Gurthacoghree County Registry 1832
Gurthacockree County Registry 1833
Gurthahorer High Constable for the Barony
Gurtaghhokera Robt. Martin, Esq., Ross
Gurtaghhokerra Sketch Map
Gurtahokera The Rev. E. French, P.P. Moycullen
Gurtaghhokera Thos. Martin, Esq., M.P.
Gortaghhokerra Tithe Applotment Book
Description:
The greatest portion of this townland consists of fields of lime stone rocks and underwood very little of it in cultivation. In the middle is Gurtaghhokera Village and Tubbermacdough. Nothing more remarkable to be seen in it.
Situation:
N.E. of the parish. Bounded on the N. by Cartoor, on E. by Kilcluggaun, on S. by Corrib and part of Ballynahallia, and on W. by Gurtaghhollia and Ballynahallia.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Gortaghokera in Galway; Gort-a'-chocaire, field of the cook. See Aghacocara [reproduced below].
Aghacocara, in Westmeath, near Athlone; the field of the cook (Irish cócaire, pron. Cocara). The place must have belonged to a professional cook: possibly the king's cook, who held the land for his services, like all other professional people of the king's retinue.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
229 0 25
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
27 0 0
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.
27 0 0
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:
Gortaghokera 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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Gortaghokera
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Gortaghokera
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).
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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.)
Gortaghokera 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

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