Information about Ballyconneely

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballyconneely
Irish Form of Name:
Baile 'ic Conghaile
Translation:
MacConneely’s town
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ballyconneely
Baile 'ic Conghaile
Ballyconneely By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Ballyconneely C. C. Collector
Ballykineely Co. Map
Ballycunneely Local
Ballyconneely Meresman
Ballyconneely Rental
Balyconneely Rev. Peter Fitzmorris, P.P.
Comment:
Mac Conneely is now anglicised to Connolly. John Connolly the famous astronomer and Deist of Galway is Shane Mac Morogh Mc Connolly of Ballyconneely.
Description:
Proprietor Augustus John O’Neile, Esq., Bunnowen Castle. Agent Mr. John Mullen, Ballyconnneely, Ballindoon Parish. Agent John R. Berwick, Esq., Ballinahinch or Dublin. £400 per year as bulked rent. Size of farms from 3 to 20 acres. Co. Cess 20¼d. paid half yearly for each of 46 acres. Soil very rocky in parts in other parts moory having a great extent of bog attached thereto. The bog being Slieve Bourke. Village Names:- Emlugh, Lower Ballyconneely, Upper Ballyconneely, Daleyhill, Moorlugh, Church Yard, Crumpaun and Lettershask, Lough of Lettershask in the boundary near Foorgloss townland. Lough-an-assurd touches the following townlands Bunownbeg, Emloghuran, Trusky and Manning-more and Derrygimlagh. The sea is South of townland, 2 public schools, road to Bunown Bay is also to Clifden, old road to Trusky, old road to Roundstone. Rocks- Mullaun-an-on kerra, Corrig Yunnugha, Mullaune-na-lunga, Corrig Keel, Lacka-vinnaun, Corrigskeltheghbeg, Lough-na-mrak-keegh in Doohola mere Lough Kankogue in mere of Foorgloss and Dohola, Lough-na-gloughskelthigh N. of L. Kankogue. Islands- Strawbeach Island, Corrigkark Island. Rocks- ferroon, Coherroo-na-corrag, Corriglahan, Mullaun-a-vinnaun, Corrig a loughaan, Illaun Corrig, ½ Duck Island, ½ Doon-a-waul beg, ½ Doon-a-waul more, ½ Maul-gorruvmore, ½ Malgorrruv Island.
Situation:
A central townland bounded on the North by townlands Derrygimlagh and Shannanagower, West by Loughanassert townland, Bunnowenbeg South by the Atlantic Ocean, Foorgloss and Doohola: and on the East by Doohola and Boolagair. In the Barony of Ballinahinch and Co. of Galway.
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 102

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Ballyconneely in Clare and Galway, and Bally-connelly in Antrim and Donegal; Baile-Ui-Chon-ghaile, O'Connolly's or O'Conneely's town.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
1339 0 1
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
333 1 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.
333 1 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:
Ballyconneely is a townland.
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Ballyconneely
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Ballyconneely
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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Neighbouring Townlands

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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.)
Ballyconneely 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

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