Information about Devinish

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Devinish
Irish Form of Name:
Daimh Inis
Translation:
ox island
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Devinish
Daimh Inis
Daibh-inis
Devenish Barony Cess Book
Devenish Boundary Surveyor
Devenish County Map
Comment:
Compare with the one in Lough Erne
Description:
Contains 9½ acres all under tillage with a few scattered bushes. Situated S. of Rabbit island and N. of Long Island (East).
Situation:
In Lough Corrib, it belongs to the townland of Birch Hall.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
9 0 20
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
4 16 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.
4 16 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:
Devinish 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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Devinish
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Devinish
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.
Google Maps
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

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.)
Devinish 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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