Information about Ballindoon

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Baile an Duna
town of the fort
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Baile an Duna
Ballindoon Parish By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Ballindoun Carlisles Topl. Dictionary
Ballindoon Co. Map
Ballindowne Down Survey 1655
Ballindoon Local
Ballindoon Printed Townland list
This parish contains 42 Protestants and 3,838 Roman Catholics according to the information furnished by Rev. Mark A. Foster, Ovey Glebe and population return taken by the Police. The crops generally sown are potatoes and oats. The oats is generally carried Clifden where it is bought and from thence exported. The soil is generally rocky and moory. Sea weed is much or principally used as manure, but poor persons not having any part of the sea shore and residing in or near bog use heath principally as manure. Wages of farm servants:- Males from £4 to £5 per year; Females from 24 to 30 shillings per annum with board. Labourers 10d. per diem in spring and 6d. in summer and autumn. Rev. Peter Fitzmorris, P.P. resides in Clifden.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 3 page 96 to page 104