Information about Ardagh

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ardagh
Irish Form of Name:
Ardach
Translation:
high field
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ardagh
Ardach
Ardagh By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Ardagh Co. Cess Collector
Ardagh Co. Map
Ardagh Local
Ardagh Meresman
Ardagh Rental
Ardagh Rev. Peter Fitzmorris, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor Augustus John O’Neile, Esq., Bunnowen Castle, Clifden. Agent Mr. John Mullin, Ballyconneely, Ballindoon Parish. Agent John R Berwick, Esq., Ballinahinch or Dublin. Soil part rocky and some moory attached to the villages and huts the rocky part wherever it can be tilled among the rock is good, the moory part very poor. Crops middling among the rocks, but poor in the moory part. No lease. Rent £80 per year. Co. Cess 20¼d. paid for each of 30 acres. There is a large tract of bog which has very bad coarse pasture attached to Ardagh townland. Ardagh village, Calura Village, Derra-wauking do. Derrawraun do, Emlagh--ardagh an arable hill. Lough na skaurdha bwee in the eastern boundary townland touches Mungha, Lough Derrawauking, Lough-a-Corra, Bridge of Ard-bear, Illaun-na-creeva, Illaun-na-weelaun, Lough-yerrwvaw-king-more. Lough-derra-uraun-more, Lough-pouleen, Lough-a-leen, Lough-na-Gulka, Lough-thovnee-na-laura-rue, Lough-a-b-ureck, Lough derra-wauking-beg, Lough-na-dhrench-ee, Lougha dhromma, Lough-na-thovnee, Lough-an-eveng, Lough-na-maull-reewaugh.
Situation:
A northern townland bounded on the North by the parish of Moyrus, West by the Atlantic Ocean and townland Ballinaboy, South by Derrygimlagh, Beaghcauneen and Moyrus and on the East by Moyrus Parish and the townland of Mungha. In the Barony of Ballinahinch and County of Galway.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
1052 0 34
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
80 15 2
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.
80 15 2
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:
Ardagh 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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Ireland was first mapped in the 1840s. These original maps are available online.
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Ardagh
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Ardagh
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:
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.)
Ardagh is in the civil parish of Ballindoon.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Ballyconneely
  • Clifden
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Ballindoon
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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