Information about Oughtagh

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Oughtagh
Irish Form of Name:
Ochtach
Translation:
breast-like
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the Barony of Ballymoe
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Oughtagh
Ochtach
Octhach
Oaghtagh
Oaghtagh Boundary Surveyors Sketch
Ughtagh Rev. P. Grehan, P.P.
Oughtough Tythe Book, Mr. Tormy, Ballymoe
Comment:
Compare: occurs often
Description:
Nearly ½ of this townland is bog situated at the West boundary. There are several springs and two swallowing holes in the bog. There are 7 Danish Forts. The remainder of the land is tillage and pasture.
Situation:
Oaghtagh is situated 1¼ mile N.E. of Lissnageeragh Trigl. Station in the townland of Lissnageeragh. It is also situated at the West boundary of this parish joining the parish of Kilcroan.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
627 0 18
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
201 10 9
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.
201 10 9
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:
Oughtagh 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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Oughtagh
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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Oughtagh
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.)
Oughtagh 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

Information from the Logainm database.
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