Information about Funshinbeg

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Funshinbeg
Irish Form of Name:
Fuinsean Beag
Translation:
ashland (little)
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Funshinbeg
Funshinbeg [changed from Funshionbeg]
Fuinsean Beag
Funshonbeg By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Funchinbeg Engraved County Map
Funshinbegg Printed Townland List
Funshenebeg Printed Townland List
Funshonbeg Rev. John Bourk[e], Rector
Funshonbeg Rev. Michael Fahey, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor Richard Gregory, Esq., Coole. Post Town Gort. Agent E. L. Hunt, Esq., Ballynamantin Cottage. Post Town Gort. Let to 1 occupying tenant on a lease for 21 years at 9s. 6d. per acre yearly rent. County Cess 2/11½ per acre. Tithe withheld by tenant. This whole townland is let to Mr. Gregory‚Äôs Agent and contains 338 acres, under cattle and tillage. Soil light. Usual crops wheat and potatoes and oats. Prevailing name E. L. Hunt, Esq. One fort in this townland. Authority Mr. John Kilkelly, Kinvarra.
Situation:
In the South East of the parish of Kinvarra, Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway. North and South of a road.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
549 0 13
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
121 9 2
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
7 2 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
124 20 2
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:
Funshinbeg 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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Funshinbeg
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Funshinbeg
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.)
Funshinbeg is in the civil parish of Kinvarradoorus.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Kinvara
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Kinvarradoorus
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Information From The Landed Estates Database

Information from the Landed Estates Database.
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The following is a list of those houses in this townland which are discussed in the Landed Estates Database.

Other Sources

Information from the Logainm database.
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