Information about Cahernalee

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Cahernalee
Irish Form of Name:
Cathair na Laogh
Translation:
stone fort of the calves
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cathair na Laogh
Cahernalee
Cahernalee B. S.
Carnalie County Map
Cahirneloy Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Caherlea Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Cahernalee Revd. R. P. Graham, Curate
Description:
James Daly, Esqr., Proprietor. This townland contains 188 acres 139 of which are cultivated, 48 uncultivated, lease of life. Rent 16s per acres. County Cess 2s 6d per do. The soil is light. Produce potatoes, barley and wheat. The only mineral is limestone.
Situation:
Situated in the N. E. corner of the parish. It is bounded N. and E. by the parish of Kiltulla, S. by Lissnadrishha, and W. by Raherneen. Barony of Dunkellin.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Cahernalee in Galway; Catkair-na-laogh, of the calves. See Cahernagry. For laogh, see vol. i. p. 470 [reproduced below].
Laogh [lea] means a calf; it enters into names generally in the form of lee; and this, and the articled terminations, -nalee and -nalea are of frequent occurrence, signifying "of the calves". Ballinalee in Longford and Wicklow, is properly written in Irish, Bel-atha-na-laegh, the ford-mouth of the calves, a name derived like Annamoe; Clonleigh near Lifford is called by the Four Masters, Cluain-laegh, the calves' meadow, a name that takes the form of Clonlee elsewhere; in Wexford there is a parish of the same name, and in Clare another, which is called Clonlea.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
187 0 25
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
93 13 10
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.
93 13 10
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:
Cahernalee is a townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Cahernalee
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Cahernalee
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.)
Cahernalee is in the civil parish of Kilconierin.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Carrabane (Kilconickney, Kilconieran & Lickerrig)
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Kilconierin
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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