Information about Seefin

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Seefin
Irish Form of Name:
Suidhe Fín
Translation:
Finn Mac Cool's seat
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Seefin
Suidhe Fín
Suidhe Fín
Seefin By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Seefin Honble. Rev. W. O’Grady, Rector
Siffin Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Seefin Rev. Timothy Geoghegan, P.P.
Comment:
Sessio Finne: Fin Mac Cool’s Seat
Description:
Proprietor James Daly, Esq., Dunsandle, Loughrea. Agent Messrs. Quinn and Co., Dublin. Let to 11 occupying tenants at will at 25s. per acre. County Cess 2/11½ per acre. Tithe withheld by the tenantry. Soil rocky and gravely. Usual crops, oats and potatoes. No Bog. Prevailing names Hynes and Quinn. A portion of this townland occupied under sheet by the proprietor. Ruins of Seefin old castle, ruins of an Abbey and a grave yard in this townland. There is a cave in this townland with apartments therein and a Druid altar. Authority Patrick McTigue, townland Seefin.
Situation:
On the North of the parish of Killogilleen, Barony of Dunkellin and County Galway, West of a road leading to Oranmore and Galway.
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 letters.
  • Volume 1 page 615 to page 616
  • Volume 1 page 619 to page 620

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
309 0 16
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
155 6 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.
155 6 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:
Seefin 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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Seefin
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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Seefin
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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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.)
Seefin 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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