Information about Boolagare

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Boolagare
Irish Form of Name:
Buaile Géarr
Translation:
short booley or dairy place
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Boolagare
Buaile Géarr
Boolagair By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Boolagair C. C. Collector
Boolagair Local
Boolagair Meresman
Boolagair Rev. Peter Fitzmorrris, P.P.
Description:
Thomas Martin, Esq., Ballinahinch, M.P. Proprietor. Agent John R. Berwick, Esq., Ballinahinch or Dublin. This t.land is attached to Ballinleamy and Lehedth townlands as a common, rent free. Soil firm, bog interspersed with rocks and is such very bad pasture that it is common to the neighbourhood not being worth looking after and except about one acre of reclaimed bog attached to a hut built there by a poor person without any authority whatever. Lough-a-woolagair, Lough-na-shullee-ruya, Lough-na-mollee-bruna, Lough-Baur-oweng, Lough behinnish-more, Lough-na-hEnnishbeg. Lough-na-Bugeveng, Lough-an-Ilaunikellew North of the above.
Situation:
A central townland bounded on the North by the townland of Derrygimlagh, West by Derrygimlagh and Ballyconneely, South by Boolagair and Emlaghmore and on the East by Emlaghmore and Slieve Bourke. In the Barony of Ballinahinch and County of Galway.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Booley, Bola, Boola, Bool, the most usual anglicised forms of buaile, a milking or dairy-place, for which see vol. i. p. 239. Latterly the term was often applied to any cattle enclosure near the homestead where cows were brought together morning and evening and fed and milked. Boolies, the same only with the English plural: p. 11 [reproduced below].
Many of our local names - for obvious reasons - are plural, as happens in all other countries (vol. i. p.32). Very often in such cases, the Irish plural termination is rejected in anglicisation and the English plural termination s adopted.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
543 0 27
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
2 10 11
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.
2 10 11
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:
Boolagare 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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Boolagare
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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Boolagare
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.)
Boolagare 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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