Information about Bunowenbeg

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Bunowenbeg
Irish Form of Name:
Bun Abhann Beag
Translation:
river mouth (little)
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Bunowenbeg
Bun Abhann Beag
Bunnouenbeg By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Bunowenbeg C. C. Collector
Bunownbeg Co. Map
Bunowengbeg Local
Bunnowenbeg Meresman
Bunownbeg Rental
Bunowenbeg Rev. Peter Fitzmorris, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor Augustus John O’Neil, Esq., Bunnowen Castle, Clifden. Agent John R Berwick, Esq., Ballinahinch or Dublin. Rent £108 per year. No lease. Soil very rocky and part moory. Produces middling crops of potatoes and oats. Co. Cess 20¼d. paid half yearly for each of 16 acres. There is also some bog, in general farms which are not let by the acre have a great deal of waste of some sort rocks or bad qualities. Village names- Bunowenbeg, Creghrhan-nhee and Leana-an-thaggul. Loughasheely in mere of Manningmore, ocean South of townland. Glosshillaun 2 islands in the sea, Ilaun-na-lauba Mill Lough runs on mere of Bunownmore road.
Situation:
In the South side of the parish bounded on the North by Loughanassert and townland Manninmore, West by Emlogharran and Bunnowenmore, South by the Atlantic Ocean and on the East by Ballyconneely. In the Barony of Ballinahinch and Co. of Galway.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
566 0 22
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
136 13 6
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.
136 13 6
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:
Bunowenbeg 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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Bunowenbeg
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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Bunowenbeg
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:
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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.)
Bunowenbeg 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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