Information about Corrspark

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Corrspark
Irish Form of Name:
Páirc a' Churraigh
Translation:
Corr’s Park
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the Barony of Ballymoe
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Corrspark
Páirc a' Churraigh
Páirc a' Churraigh
Carrsparke Boundary Surveyors Sketch
Coorspark Co. Map
Coorspark Rev. P. Grehan, P.P.
Corsparke Tythe Bk, Mr.Tormy, Ballymoe
Description:
There are 3 Danish Forts in this townland. It presents no other remarkable feature. The land is tillage and pasture.
Situation:
Corrspark is situated 1¼ mile N.N.W. of Glinsk Moutain Trigl. .Station in the townland of Glinsk.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Cur, Curr ; see Cor [reproduced below] .
Cor or Corr is an unsatisfactory term to deal with topographically, for it has several meanings, and it is often hard or impossible to distinguish. Its most frequent application is to a small round hill - "a small-topped hill" (Old Brady of Monaghan): and in Mayo and all round there this is always its meaning. In the north-west it is sometimes applied to a pit or abrupt depression. As an adjective it often means "odd", and it is easy to imagine the circumstances that might give rise to this designation.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
191 0 22
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
121 17 8
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.
121 17 8
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:
Corrspark is a townland.

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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Corrspark
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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Corrspark
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).
Down Survey Website
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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.)
Corrspark is in the civil parish of Ballynakill in the Barony of Ballymoe.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Glinsk & Kilbegnet
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Ballinakill
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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