Information about Ballylin West

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballylin West
Irish Form of Name:
Baile Ui Fhloin
Translation:
O Flynn’s Town
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ballylin West
Baile Ui Fhloin
Ballylin West By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Ballyling Engraved County Map
Ballylin West Hon. Rev. William O’Gready, Rector
Ballyline Inq. Temp. Car. I
Ballylen Printed Townland List
Ballylin West Rev. Timothy Geoghegan, P.P.
Description:
Propprietor The Earl of Huntington, Clashmore, Youghal. Agent Dennis Healy, Esq., Grouse Hill, Loughrea. Let to 9 occupying tenants at will at 24s. per acre. County Cess 2/11½ per acre. Tithe withheld by the tenantry. Size of farms from 1 to 12 acres. Soil rocky and gravely. Usual crops wheat, oats and potatoes. Bog none. Prevailing names O’Shaughnessy and Callan. Ruins of Ballylin old castle in this townland. Authority Andrew Finnegan, townland Ballylin.
Situation:
In the North West of the Parish of Killogilleen Barony of Dunkellin and County Galway, East of Monksfield River, and East and West of a Road.
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 letter.
  • Volume 1 page 622

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Ballylin in Donegal, King's Co., Limerick, and Galway, Ballyline in Clare, Kilkenny, and Kerry, and Ballyling in Carlow and Cork; Baile-Ui-Fhloinn [-lin], town of O'Flynn. Initial F dropped out (p. 2, IV) [reproduced below]. N.B. — Irish nn often gets the sound of English ng.
IV. F aspirated loses its sound altogether and drops out. Barranarran, in Mayo, represents the Irish Barr-an-fhearainn, the top or highest part (barr) of the fearann or land, where f vanishes.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
245 0 27
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
131 15 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.
131 15 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:
Ballylin West 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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Ballylin West
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Ballylin West
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.)
Ballylin West is in the civil parish of Killogilleen.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Killora and Killogilleen
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Killogilleen
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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