Information about Lurgan or Shindilla

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Lurgan or Shindilla
Irish Form of Name:
Lurgan and Sindile
Translation:
shin and beetle .i. mallet
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Lurgan or Shindilla
Lurgan and Sindile
Lurgan sindille
Lurgan Barony Cess Book
Lurgan Boundary Surveyor
Shindella County Map
Largan reogh Inquis. Temp. Jac. I
Lurgan Local
Description:
Thomas B. Martin, Esq., Ballinahinch, Proprietor. Land very bad, heathy, wet and swampy. It contains 911½ acres land. There is about 20 acres of arable and 210½ acres of water, the remainder mountain pasture. Ardevny Lough, the centre of which forms its southern boundary also a bye road passes thro’ it to the East. There are gravel pits situate close to its Southern boundary.
Situation:
It is situate in the northern extremity of the parish. Bounded on the N. by Lackavra, on the S. by Ardinynagluagh, E. by Derreennagusfoor and W. by Shannafola townlands.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Lurga, Lurgan, a shin or long hill, a long strip of land : see vol. i. p. 527 [reproduced below].
The shin. Irish lurga or lurgan. This word like the last, was often applied to a long low ridge, or to a long stripe of land. From the first form, some townlands, chiefly in the south, are called Lurraga. The second form was much used in the northern and western counties, in which there are about thirty places called Lurgan, and more than sixty others of whose name it forms a part.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
1121 0 22
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
5 7 4
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.
5 7 4
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:
Lurgan or Shindilla 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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Lurgan or Shindilla
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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Lurgan or Shindilla
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.)
Lurgan or Shindilla 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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