Information about Aughnanure

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Aughnanure
Irish Form of Name:
Achadh na n-Iubhar
Translation:
field of the yews
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Aughnanure
Achadh na n-Iubhar
Aughnanuer, the rock where the palm tree grows
Augnenure Barony Cess Book
Aughnanure Boundary Surveyor
Augheranure County Map
Aghnanure Inq. Temp. Gul. 3
Aghnenewer Inquis. Temp. Car. I
Aghnanewer Inquis. Temp. Jac. I
Aughan - eniore Castell de Aghnenewer Inquis. Temp. Jac. I
Aughrenure Local
Aughrenure Rector of Kilcummin
Comment:
Castr’ et villa Aghinenure in patria coiter vocat o’Flaherties country
Description:
Present Proprietor James O’Hara, Esq. recordes tenants without lease. It contains the ruins of a castle. The soil is good, but very rocky in parts. Contains 244¼ acres about 100 acres of arable land, the remainder is bog, and rough pasture. The road from Galway to Oughterard passes through the southern extremity of this townland. There is an old palm tree growing between two cliffs of the rock overhanging the river from whence that townland and castle takes their name, an old fort near the E.
Situation:
Situate in the Northern extremity of the parish, bounded on the N. and E. by Ardnasillagh and the parish of Killannin, on the W. by Knockkillaree and Moyvoon and on the S. by Bealnalappa and the parish of Killannin.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letters.
  • Volume 1 page 6
  • Volume 3 page 145

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
244 0 15
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
82 4 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.
82 4 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:
Aughnanure 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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Aughnanure
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Aughnanure
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:
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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.)
Aughnanure 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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