Information about Ballybaun

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballybaun
Irish Form of Name:
Baile Bán
Translation:
white town
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ballybaun
Baile Bán
Baile Bán
Ballybaan By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Ballybaan Hl. Rev. W. O’Gready, Rector
Ballybaan Rev. Timothy Geoghegan, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor James Smyth, Esq., Loughrea. No agent. Let to 10 occupying tenants at will on a lease of lives, at the yearly rent of 26s. per acre. County Cess 2/11½ per acre. Tithe withheld by the tenantry. Size of farms from 3 to 30 acres. Soil gravely and light. Usual crops wheat, oats and potatoes. No bog. Prevailing names McNamara and Calnan. Two forts in this townland. There is a neat cottage in this townland, the residence of the parish priest, the Rev. Mr. Geoghegan. Authority Mr. Patrick McTigue, Seefin townland.
Situation:
In the centre of the parish of Killogilleen, Barony of Loughrea and County Galway, West of a road leading to Loughrea.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
139 0 29
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
67 15 2
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
17 6 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
76 8 2
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:
Ballybaun 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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Ballybaun
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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Ballybaun
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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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
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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.)
Ballybaun 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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