Information about Ard

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ard
Irish Form of Name:
Árd
Translation:
a height or hill
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ard
Árd
Ard Barony Cess Book
Ard Barony Map
Ard Boundary Surveyor
Ard County Map
Ard Local
Ard Rector of Kilcummin
Description:
Proprietor Arthur Ffrench, Esq., Tyrone. Rented to the tenants without lease, land very good. Contains 106 acres, all arable land with the exception of twenty acres of bog.
Situation:
Situated in the northern extremity of the parish. Bounded on the N.E. and W. by Lough Corrib and S. by Ardnasillagh townland.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Ard, a height (or as an adjective high), entering so frequently into Irish names, has been already discussed in vol. i. p. 385 [reproduced below]. Other combinations will be examined here.
Ard is sometimes a noun meaning a height or hill, and sometimes an adjective, signifying high: cognate with Lat. Arduus. In both senses it enters extensively into Irish nomenclature; it forms the beginning of about 650 townland names; and there are at least as many more that contain it otherwise combined. There is a little town in Waterford, and about twenty-six townlands in different counties, called Ardmore, great height; but only two bear the correlative name, Ardbeg, little height. Ardglass in Down is called Ard-glas by the Four Masters, i.e. green height; which is also a usual townland name; and there are many places scattered over the country, called Ardkeen, that is, Ard-caein, beautiful height. Arderin in the Queen's County is the highest of the Slieve Bloom range; and the inhabitants of the great central plain who gave it the name, signifying the height of Ireland, unaccustomes as they were to the view of high mountains, evidently believed it to be one of the principal elevations in the country. When ard is followed by tighe [tee], a house the final d is usually omitted; as in Artiferrall in Antrim, Ard-tighe-Fearghaill, the height of Farrell's house; Artimacormick near Ballintoy, same county, the height of Mac Cormack's house, etc. This word has two diminutives, airdin and ardán [ardeen, ardaun]; the former is not much in use, but it gives name to some places in Cork and Kerry, called Ardeen, and it forms a part of a few other names. The latter, under the different forms Ardan, Ardane, and Ardaun, all meaning little height or hillock, is by itself the name of several places in the midland counties; and it helps to form many others, such as Ardanreagh in Limerick, grey hillock; and Killinardan near Tallaght in Dublin, the church or wood of the little height.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
106 0 29
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
52 18 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.
52 18 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:
Ard 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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Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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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.)
Ard is in the civil parish of Kilcummin.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Carraroe
  • Kilannin
  • Kilcummin/Oughterard
  • Rosmuc
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Kilcummin
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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