Information about Cregg

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Cregg
Irish Form of Name:
Creag
Translation:
rupes scopulus, rock
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cregg
Creag
Cregg Barony Cess Book
Creg Boundary Surveyor
Creg Local
Cregg Rector of Kilcummin
Cregg alias Creggin T. H. O’Flaherty, Esq., Proprietor
Description:
Proprietor Captain O’Flaherty, Lemonfield. Land very bad, contains 394½ acres of land about 120 are under tillage and pasture, the remainder is plantation, bog and rocky pasture. The centre of the Galway and Oughterard road with the town of Oughterard forms its Northern boundary. There is a village situate in the centre part of this townland, - a cave and fort near its Eastern boundary and a small pool, contains 6 acres of water, called Poulbwee East of the town.
Situation:
Situate in the Northern extremity of the parish. Bounded on the N. by Fooagh East and Fooagh West, and the town of Oughterard, on the E. by Lemonfield, Ardvarna and Ballymore, on the W. by Kanrauwer West and Rusheeny and on the S. by Cloash townlands.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
400 0 23
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
65 9 4
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
8 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
69 8 0
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:
Cregg 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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Cregg
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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Cregg
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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You can use this link to find this townland on 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.)
Cregg 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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