Information about Spiddle

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Spiddle
Irish Form of Name:
Spidéal
Translation:
an hospital
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Spiddle
Spidéal
Spiddal Beaufort’s Map of Ireland
Spidle, 3 quarters County Book
Spiddal County Map
Spiddle County Quare Book
Spiddle County Registry for 1832
Spiddal E. High Constable for the Barony
Spidle Inquis. Temp. Jac. I
Spiddle Mr. Blake, Furbough
Spiddle Printed Townland List from Major Browne
Spiddle, 3 qrs. Quit Rent Ledger
Spiddal East Robt. Martin, Esq., Ross
Spiddal East Sketch Map
Spiddal E. The Rev. E. French, P.P
Spiddal East Thos. Martin, Esq., M.P.
Description:
There are large portions of this townland in cultivation other portions of a moorish and rocky description. Ballydonlan Village is on this townland also Ballytaggart, Sruffaunballytaggart runs through this townland. There is nothing else remarkable in it except Spiddle House near the South extremity.
Situation:
S.W. of the parish. Bounded on the North by Truskaunagopple, on W. by Spiddal Middle, on East by Sheeanrooa, and on South by the sea.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
377 0 33
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
84 0 0
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
21 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
94 6 8
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:
Spiddle is a townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
Some other placenames in or near this townland are...

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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Spiddle
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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Spiddle
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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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.)
Spiddle 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.

Information From The Landed Estates Database

Information from the Landed Estates Database.
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The following is a list of those houses in this townland which are discussed in the Landed Estates Database.

Other Sources

Information from the Logainm database.
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